Melting Potatoes AKA Fondant Potatoes

4 Servings
1 hr 5 min

Melting potatoes (also known as fondant potatoes) are the perfect side dish for just about any meal! They are crisp on top and super fluffy on the inside. They just melt in your mouth, hence the name melting potatoes! Chicken broth, butter, garlic and thyme are added to the skillet before baking. The potatoes soak up all that deliciousness as they cook resulting in a super flavorful dish! These go well with just about anything. I like to serve them with my chicken confit! Don’t forget to drizzle those pan juices over the potatoes before serving! The juices are delicious on the chicken as well!

Melting Potatoes AKA Fondant Potatoes
Recipe details
  • 4  Servings
  • Prep time: 25 Minutes Cook time: 40 Minutes Total time: 1 hr 5 min
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  • 4 russet potatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 4 tbsp butter, diced
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Peel potatoes. Trim the bottoms of the potatoes. Cut the potatoes in 3rds crosswise so there should be 12 cylinders. Place cylinders in a bowl of cold water. Soak for 20 minutes to remove excess starch.
Preheat oven to 400°. Smash garlic with a knife. Once the potatoes have soaked, heat skillet over medium high heat. Add oil. Once hot, add potatoes cut side down. Cook for 5-7 minutes until golden brown. Flip potatoes. Add garlic, thyme and chicken broth. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. Place diced butter scattered on top of potatoes.
Bake until tender for 30-35 minutes. Serve drizzled with pan juices.
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