Fibonacci Cheesy Potatoes / VHF Potato Puff #2
These cheesy potatoes were made inspired by Fibonacci Day (11/23)! Get it? Haha! :)
More about Fibonacci Sequence
November 23 is celebrated as Fibonacci day because when the date is written in the mm/dd format (11/23), the digits in the date form a Fibonacci sequence: 1,1,2,3. A Fibonacci sequence is a series of numbers where a number is the sum of the two numbers before it. For example: 1, 1, 2, 3...is a Fibonacci sequence. Here, 2 is the sum of the two numbers before it (1+1). Similarly, 3 is the sum of the two numbers before it (1+2).
The Rabbit Question
The Fibonacci sequence, one of the biggest accomplishments of Leonardo of Pisa came from a simple puzzle about rabbit population. In his book Liber acaci, Fibonacci posed this puzzle: if there are a pair of newly born rabbit - male and female - in the field and if they are able to produce another pair of rabbits in their second month of life, how many pairs of rabbits will be there after a year?
Born in 1170 in Pisa, Italy, Fibonacci was also responsible for making the Hindu-Arabic numerals popular in Europe. In Liber acaci he advocated the use of these numerals, explained the use of zero, provided ways to convert between currencies and different measurements, and described how to calculate interest.
Fibonacci in Nature
One of the beauties of the Fibonacci sequence is that the series is evident all over the natural world. Petal arrangements in flowers, the ordering of leaves in plants, the shell of the nautilus, the DNA molecule and even hurricanes show patterns that correspond to the sequence."
What I made was a variation on the Optical Illusion Cheesy Potatoes and also the potato base was a variation on Potato Puff, which was a Vintage & Historic Recipe.
In this variation, I used 2 eggs. In the original post, I used 1 egg.
What I used:
- Idahoan Mashed Potatoes (+ milk & butter)
- 2 eggs (vs. 1 egg as before)
- Finlandia Cheese!
Then I put it in a dish and placed the squares of cheese; using different alternating patterns (& types of cheese). The cool thing about Fibonacci squares in addition to the sequence is that the area of the sequential squares add up to make up the next are in the sequence. This is shown in the picture below.
There is more fun information and I used this picture from mathisfun.com for a guide.
Then I added the spiral. So cute! And so cheesy and tasty! Adding two eggs is somewhere in between mashed potatoes and scrambled eggs, haha! :) Very smooth texture. A way to add some protein in.
Give it a try! We are good at this!