You’ve got the entree all planned out, now what?
Enjoy a scrumptiously put-together dinner with the perfect side of crispy rosemary and garlic melting potatoes!
There are few things in this world that are more enjoyable than a hearty helping of crispy potatoes. While they can be prepared in a variety of ways, there is something so divine about biting into potatoes bathed in butter and garden herbs and spices before being roasted to perfection.
Melting potatoes are a time-honored luxury when it comes to selecting a side for a delicious dinner. And when they are accompanied by flavors like butter, garlic, and fresh rosemary, there are so many ways for a meal to go right.
How to Make the Perfect Melting Potatoes
The way most people make melting potatoes originates from a French method of roasting potatoes that allows for the vegetable to reach a level of tenderness and crispiness so unique, that they feel as though they melt in your mouth. Over time, we have simplified how to achieve this caliber of flavor so that it is both time-efficient and tasty.
To make these rosemary and garlic melting potatoes, you will need to gather a few things. A couple of sprigs of fresh rosemary, a handful of garlic cloves, butter, vegetable stock, and, of course, potatoes. We suggest Yukon gold potatoes for this recipe because they will always provide the perfect texture and flavor for each bite after all is said and done.
After you have gathered your ingredients, begin by washing, peeling, and cutting the potatoes into rounds. This will ensure that the potatoes have a smooth surface to absorb all of the oils, herbs, and spices. It will also help the potatoes bake and roast more evenly, as opposed to leaving the skin on. Once they are prepared, set them aside.
The fresher the ingredients, the more delicious your melting potatoes will be. Chop your fresh rosemary as finely as you can and peel the garlic cloves that will be utilized later in the recipe.
In a large bowl, add your spices and herbs to the melted butter and top with the sliced potatoes. Use a wooden spoon to mix the ingredients and coat the potatoes in an even layer of buttery goodness. Then, place the potatoes onto a baking sheet and drizzle any leftover butter over them.
Bake the potatoes in a preheated oven for about fifteen minutes, then remove to turn the potatoes. Once they have been flipped, place them back into the oven to roast for an additional fifteen minutes.
After they have had a chance to soften, remove the potatoes from the oven to add the final touches. Pour the vegetable stock into the pan and place the garlic cloves strategically around the potatoes. Use a fork to smash the cloves to maximize their flavor output, and roast the potatoes once more for a final increment of fifteen minutes.
Once they are roasted to an appetizing golden-brown, remove the melting potatoes and serve with the remaining garlic and vegetable stock for an unforgettable addition to any meal.
Table & Thyme’s Rosemary and Garlic Melting Potatoes
Tender, crisp, and packed with the extravagant flavors of rosemary and garlic, these melting potatoes are the perfect addition to any dinner and will result in an irresistible meal every time!
- 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 2 pounds yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch slices
- 1 cup vegetable stock
- 3 to 4 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
- Heat oven to 450ºF.
- In a large bowl, combine rosemary, salt, pepper, and melted butter. Add the sliced potatoes to the bowl and use a spoon to mix and ensure they are evenly coated.
- Pour the coated potato slices onto a baking sheet and top with any remaining butter mixture from the bowl.
- Roast the potatoes in the oven for 30 minutes, turning the potatoes halfway through so that the potatoes are crisp.
- After roasting, remove from the oven. Add the vegetable stock to the pan and place the garlic gloves all around the pan. Place the potatoes back into the oven and roast for an additional 15 minutes.
- Check that the potatoes are tender before removing from the oven and serve hot alongside the garlic and oil leftover from the baking pan.
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