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No Fail Bacon and Potato Rose

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My mother used to make miniature dough roses when I was a child, using flour and Elmer's glue if I recall . She was an artist at heart. I decided to try my hand at making a bacon rose "for the bacon contest" using my mom's dough rose method. They turned out better than I had expected. These roses could be a unique thing to do this time of year with Easter, Mother's day, and summer just around the corner. I am not an artist, although I am creative. I rely on methods like these when I can't draw or shape things like roses. So if you are like I am, this instructable might interest you. Follow through and I will show you how to make a beautiful bacon rose potato to use as a garnish or side dish.
 
 
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Step 1: Ingredients and Utensils

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Ingredients:

Large potato ( I think almost any kind will work.)
Seasonings fresh dried or both
Bacon
Butter
Food coloring (optional)
Cheese (optional)

 
Basic utensils and :
Microwave
Oven
Cookie sheet 
Muffin pan
Cutting board
Cupcake baking cups
Tooth picks
 

Step 2: Preparing The Potato

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Wash the potato.
Slice into thin slices.
Cut out leaves.

Step 3: Coloring

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I wanted to add color to the rose so I used food coloring. I thought the leaves were pretty enough without coloring the bacon and the potato but I did both so you can make your rose the way you like it. I tried to color the potato's in colored water but they did not turn out very well, so instead  I put a dot of food coloring on a plate and used my finger to color the bacon, leaves and potato. The next time I make these I will just color the leaves. I think the leaves will be enough color to compliment the rose.

 
amonj021 year ago
Awesome!
Tytyvyllus1 year ago
Sunshiine, you are so uplifting and happy! Reading your cheerful comments has put a smile in my heart today.
Is that your cat dipping into the margarita salt? (profile pic)
sunshiine (author)  flyingpuppy1 year ago
That is a miniature Pomeranian dog. She was such a joy to have around. I had her for 11 years and she had a heart murmur all those years but I had to let her go last November!
I'm glad you've honored her with a profile pic!
sunshiine (author)  flyingpuppy1 year ago
Thanks! I think cats are much easier to care for but Desi adopted me! She was my dog just mine. I have no idea why she loved me so much. She was such a good girl. I seriously doubt I will ever have a dog as good as she was again. My husband has a great dog and he is my husbands loyal dog. Such a character.He is a Schnauzer.
jputnam21 year ago
I have all the ingredients so this is on my "to do" list today. They look spectacular!
sunshiine (author)  jputnam21 year ago
Thanks! I hope you liked them as much as we do! Have a great evening!
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onrust1 year ago
Beautiful creation of a most sinful combination. Your Photos are through the roof fantastic girl.
sunshiine (author)  onrust1 year ago
I think these would work nicely flavored with your chef's touch! Thanks fantastic guy! I have missed you! Happy to see your kicking!
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DeeRilee1 year ago
Wonderful!!!!

These would make a lovely garnish for special occasions!
sunshiine (author)  DeeRilee1 year ago
They certainly do! I like to make garnishes because they look so pretty on a plate!Thanks so much for stopping by and do have a terrific day!
Sunshiine
What a great idea! I will try it!! Thank you and have a wonderful day!
sunshiine (author)  Pane-Bistecca1 year ago
You will enjoy it, I am sure! Thanks for the nice comment and I did have a wonderful day! I hope you did also!
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alkwan1 year ago
Cant get better than this! Taters'n'bacon MMmmm
sunshiine (author)  alkwan1 year ago
Thanks so much for stopping by and do have a splendorous day!
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flavrt1 year ago
You seem to have a way with potatoes, Sunshiine. These are gorgeous. Well done!

Just between us, I haven't had potato for 2 years. No kidding. Next shopping trip, I'll buy a bag. You made me do it.
sunshiine (author)  flavrt1 year ago
My hubby is tall and thin so he does not have to worry about weight!
flavrt flavrt1 year ago
One more thought. Maybe a sprinkle of paprika or tomato powder would put the blush on the rose you want.
sunshiine (author)  flavrt1 year ago
I will do that next time I make them. I make them different every time, depending on what I have available but this is our favorite combination. Thanks again for sharing!
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sunshiine (author)  flavrt1 year ago
Awesome! My husband loves potato's and he thinks they should be available at least for lunch and dinner. I love this recipe because it taste so good with such little effort. I do the shape for me! Thanks so much for stopping by and do have a splendorous day!
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mclare501 year ago
Beautiful!!!! Great job!
sunshiine (author)  mclare501 year ago
Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Have a splendid day!
Ahh, yummy and beautiful :D
sunshiine (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
Thanks Penolopy! You must try them, as I recall you like to make easy, tasty meals and you can't go wrong with these! I hope your day is filled with everything wonderful!
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kcli1 year ago
These are beautiful and would be fun to serve. What a wonderful treat!
sunshiine (author)  kcli1 year ago
They were much better in real life than what the pictures show. They were good and so fun to make. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I am sure you have something cooking and I can't wait to see what it will be!
LILLIAN-R1 year ago
that looks so cool! I'm sure its tasty too! =)
sunshiine (author)  LILLIAN-R1 year ago
Potato's are the best comfort food ever! Thanks for stopping by and commenting LILLIAN-R and do have a great day!
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Absolutely delicious! :-)
sunshiine (author)  M.C. Langer1 year ago
They were! Snaked them up tonight! Sorry I did not know you were going to visit or I would have saved you one! Have a pleasant evening!
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