For my first post featuring other clay artisans and their work in relationship to food, meet Charlotte Hupfield. Charlotte is inspired by the natural world. She hand builds in stoneware to create functional work rich with surface detail. Using bits of glass, hard clay and her own stamps, Charlotte creates her surfaces and then constructs her pieces. With colored slips, she adds color and then glazes her work.
Potato Rosties - serves 2
3 good-sized potatoes
1 white onion
1 egg white, lightly beaten
salt & cracked black pepper
1. Peel the potatoes and grate them using an ordinary cheese grater. Peel the onion and chop up finely. Squeeze the excess liquid out of the grated potato in your hands (the fun part!), and dab dry on kitchen paper. Mix the potato with the onion in a bowl, add the seasoning to taste, and stir in the lightly beaten egg white to bind the mixture together.
2. Using a tablespoon, place spoonfuls of the mixture into a hot oiled pan (not too big otherwise they fall apart), and flatten out with the spoon. Leave for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown, then turn over and repeat on the other side.
To find out more about Charlotte, please visit her website and blog. She has a wonderful inventory of beautiful pottery ready to ship for the UK to you!