Oven Roasted Melting Potatoes or Booby Trap? My new favorite potato or one of my old favorite board games? My mind is about to explode, is yours?
I can just imagine playing Booby Trap Melting Potatoes…kind of a “reverse” Booby Trap. The object of the game would be to get the most potato disks to pop into one’s mouth. Get it now? If not, I can’t help you. Or…maybe…I should say I can’t help myself?!
Why, oh why, could I not be the one to create this amazing recipe? Why, oh why, did it take me so long to discover such deliciousness?
I apologize for not giving credit (where credit is due) to the one who came up with Melting Potatoes. With a teeny bit of research I learned these cutest of cute cylinders live life with a different moniker in England; Fondant Potatoes. I kid you, not!!
Fondant Potatoes were originally trimmed into the shape of eggs, fried in butter then baked. Why? Why shape them like eggs? I don’t get it, but this recipe is genius none-the-less.
What I do know is this. I can give credit to somebody at Cook’s Country for coming up with this particular recipe and the idea of simplification – skipping the stove-top frying and using the oven to roast them. Ah-mazing!!
These are the bullet points of Oven Roasted Melting Potatoes:
Use a metal pan. The oven temperature is set at 500°F and we do NOT want any glass breaking in our ovens or to have all this gorgeous scrumptiousness wasted.
The absolute best potatoes to use are Yukon gold potatoes – creamy and delicious.
These potatoes need a thick midriff – you know, similar to a suma wrestler’s girth. They need to be cut into 1″ disks. Use a ruler – it is surprising how large an inch can be when slicing potatoes. And, use potatoes that are at least 1½ inches in diameter.
Butter and fresh thyme are musts – no ifs, ands or butts (oops, buts)!!!
Almost any flavor of broth can be used: chicken, beef or vegetable. I suppose even Mexican Tortilla-Flavored-Infused Broth could be used (This does exist, and I’m looking into it…and I get no pennies from this link. Dang it!)
I love Oven Roasted Melting Potatoes and I know every single one of my peeps at Downtown Abbey loves them. I know you will, too!!
While visiting Simply Sated, please check out a couple of my other favorite potato recipes:
Melting Potatoes have crispy outsides, creamy soft insides and are surrounded by an herby, buttery, savory sauce. They are easy and always get rave reviews. Melting Potatoes fit right in at any family meal or served on a silver platter at an elegant dinner party. Enjoy!