Question: Fold potato with cheddar cheese

November 21, 2010
What does it mean when they say fold potato and cheddar cheese?


Chris Paulk's picture

Folding is technique combining ingredients without stirring air out of the mixture.
I find it best to do by hand using a large spatula or heavy spoon.
Add the lighter mixture -like beaten egg whites or cream- to the heavier mixture like chocolate or a cake mix.
In a single action, run the spatula or spoon around the side, then along the base, of the bowl. Then fold the mixture over onto itself. Rotate the bowl about 90* Repeat until just combined.