Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Potato Nests

Potato Nests__No Sugarless Gum

I love recipes that don’t require me to substitute any of the ingredients!  It makes me feel like a normal.  Except, I did anyway.  This recipe originally calls for smoked salmon, but I find anything that swims to be, well, nasty.  So I used turkey instead.
And since I wasn’t going to a party or anything, after I took the pictures I just stuffed more turkey on top and ate them for dinner!


  • 1 1/2 pounds of russet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup sliced turkey meat (I think it would work with just about any deli meat)
  • 1/2 tablespoon of grated lemon peel
  • 3/4 cup of sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • Turkey for garnish
  • Parsley (optional, I’m not a huge parsley fan)


Wash potatoes and put them (unpeeled) in a pot with enough cold water to cover them.  Bring to a boil and then simmer with the lid on for 20 minutes.

Drain potatoes and then put them in the fridge for an hour to cool.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and spray a mini-muffin tray with cooking spray (the recipe makes 32, so you might have to do two rounds if you don’t have two trays).

Add the lemon zest and 1/4 cup of turkey to a food processor or blender and blend together.  Then mix in the sour cream and blend well.  Store in the refrigerator.

Peel potatoes and use a cheese grater to grate them into a bowl.  Toss with salt and Potato Nests2__No Sugarless Gumpepper.

Put about a tablespoon of the potatoes into each mini-muffin cup, and press the potato into the sides and bottom to make it shaped like a cup…or nest.  Keep a little of the potato set aside so you can add it to the bottom of the cups to make sure there are no holes.

Bake for about 25 minutes, then remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes.  Place the nests on a baking rack or sheet lined with paper towels and let cool for up to 4 hours.

When you are ready to serve, place nests on a baking sheet and put in the oven for 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees until they have been heated through and are not longer mushy.

Put nests on a serving tray, and add a teaspoon of the sour cream mix to each.  Roll up a piece of turkey and stick it in the sour cream so it stays rolled.

Elimination Diet safe: Yes!  (Just make 100% sure you know what ingredients are in the meat you choose to use!!!)

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