Potatoes, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. We’re all about mashing, smashing and even Hasselbacking. That’s why we were excited to read about an entirely new way to prepare spuds called melting potatoes. Imagine potato slices that are caramelized and crispy on the outside and creamy like mashed potatoes on the inside. Basically, the best of both worlds.
What do I need to get started? You’ll need 2 pounds of Yukon Gold potatoes; ½ stick unsalted butter, melted; 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth; 4 garlic cloves, mashed; kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
So how do I make them already? Preheat your oven to 500°F. Slice the potatoes into 1-inch rounds, place them in a large metal baking dish, toss them in the melted butter and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping once halfway through. Remove the baking dish from the oven, add the broth and the garlic, and then continue baking until most of the stock has been absorbed, about 15 more minutes.
The results? Crispy-saucy deliciousness (a bit like poutine, but you’re allowed to eat it with a fork) that’ll wow every single one of your friends.