Potato Strudel

"From Master Class at Johnson and Wales #322 - Potato Fest, chef Michael Moskwa. No quantities were provided in the episode, so all quantities are estimated from watching - I make no guarantees! If you try it and think something needs to be tweaked, please let me know!"
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Heat the butter in a large sauté pan. Add the potatoes, sweet potato, carrot, onion, beets, thyme and flour. Mix well and sauté a few minutes. Add the wine and simmer until it starts to thicken, 3-5 minutes.
  • Beat egg and cream together. Pour into pan and stir well. Add mushrooms and parsley. Simmer until root vegetables are barely tender and the sauce is very thick. Allow to cool slightly while you proceed.
  • Lay out one sheet of phyllo on top of a kitchen towel. Brush with melted butter. Lay another sheet of phyllo on top and brush with melted butter. Repeat with each additional sheet of phyllo until 7 sheets are buttered and stacked. Add an 8th sheet, but do not butter. (Keep sheets covered with damp towel until ready to use.). Place half the potato mixture in a line across the phyllo stack, about 2" from the end, and leaving a 1 1/2" border on either side. Use the towel to roll the phyllo over the potato mixture once. Fold in the bare edges of the phyllo. Using the towel, continue to roll the log, shaping and packing it tightly. Tuck in the ends when the roll is complete. Repeat with the remaining phyllo and potato mixture.
  • Transfer the rolls to a parchment-lined or oil-sprayed baking sheet. Brush with clarified butter. Bake 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
  • Carefully move to a cutting board. Slice with a serrated knife. Remove the very ends and discard. Slice into 3" segments, then cut each segment into 2 pieces on an angle. Serve 2 such pieces per person as an appetizer, or 1 piece as a side dish. Garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme.

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  1. Two thumbs up for versatility on this one -- I was looking for ways to use golden beets and happened to have most of the other ingredients on hand. Great way to use whatever root vegetables you have. I didn't have any dough or white wine, so I just baked the rest in a casserole dish and it turned out well. I also didn't have white wine and substituted hard apple cider instead -- no problems, still tasted good!


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