Crispy, buttery outside with a soft and tender center these Healthyish Melting Potatoes will melt in you mouth. I’m not sure if it’s the browned butter, the crispy potato skin, or the lemon, garlic pan sauce…. or maybe it’s all of the above. But no matter what the reason, this recipe is a winner!
What You’ll Need:
- 1 bag of Baby yukon gold potatoes
- 8 – 10 Petite purple potatoes
- 1 stick of butter
- 2 – 3 teaspoons of minced garlic or garlic paste
- 8 – 10 springs of thyme
- 1 cup chicken stock
- ½ ripe lemon, sliced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 450 degrees
- Slice your potatoes into 3/4 inch – 1 inch thick slices. You do not want them to be too thin or they will burn. Also, you do not want them to be too thick or they will get starchy as they bake.
- Once all of your potatoes are sliced, add them to a medium sized mixing bowl.
- In a saute pan, melt down your butter and stir in your garlic and thyme.
- Pour the melted butter mixture over the potatoes. Toss the potatoes in the bowl until they are all well coated in the butter, herb mixture.
- Salt and pepper the potatoes.
- Grab a baking sheet and lightly coat it with olive oil.
- Pour the potatoes onto the baking sheet. Make sure that they are evenly spread out and lying flat on the pan. No stacking.
- Bake one side for 15 minutes at 450 degrees.
- Next, you are going to want to flip each potato slice to the other side. Put them back in the oven for 15 more minutes.
- Once they have baked for 30 minutes, 15 on each side you will pull the pan from the oven and carefully add one cup of chicken stock to the baking sheet. Also, squeeze ½ of a ripe lemon over the top.
- Lower the heat to 375 degrees and bake for an additional 10 minutes. This will create a delicious pan sauce.
- Finally, you will pull the baking sheet from the oven and plate your potatoes on your favorite serving tray.
- Pour the pan sauce on top of the potatoes and serve!
Author: Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh
Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh is a recipe developer, fitness junkie and owner of the Healthyish brand. She loves taking everyday eats and making them Healthyish. Sarah defines being Healthyish as a lifestyle centered around living light, fit and fun with a healthy dose of “ISH” from time to time. Sarah’s work can be seen in Healthy-ish by Bon Appetit and Bon Appetit Magazine (digital). Sarah lives in Vail, Colorado with her husband, Dan and rescue dog, Graci!