My Crispy Roasted Potatoes are layers of thinly sliced russet potatoes scattered with shallots, slathered with butter and oil, and cooked until golden brown and delicious!
I can't tell you how happy this Crispy Roasted Potatoes recipe makes BeeBop. He'll be the first to admit that he is a big meat and potatoes fan and he has declared this recipe a huge success.
I mean really? Who wouldn't love crispy potatoes flavored with butter, shallots, and a touch of lemon thyme? I have a pot of lemon thyme that grows like a weed in my herb bed, so I often use it instead of regular thyme. I love the flavor it adds to lots of recipes. So good.
Of course, if you don't have lemon thyme, use regular thyme.
How to Make Crispy Roasted Potatoes
You'll start off by melting your butter and adding the olive oil. Generously brush the bottom of your baking dish with some of the mixture. I chose to make this in my 10-inch cast iron skillet. You could use a gratin dish or any shallow 9 or 10-inch baking dish.
The only negative to this recipe is that you're going to need to peel four pounds of potatoes. Now peeling potatoes is one kitchen chore that I just despise. I have to really love you to peel a potato for you.
Even though I dislike doing it, I do think it makes for a much nicer finished recipe here. And once that bit of drudgery is out of the way, it's easy-peasy from there on out.
If you have a mandoline and are not terrified of using it, you can cut your potatoes on it. Otherwise, use a sharp knife to cut each potato crosswise into thin slices. Try to keep the slices together as you go and as you finish each potato, place it intact into the pan.
Once you have all the potatoes snuggled nicely in place, peel and slice the shallots. Wedge the shallot slices randomly in between the sliced potatoes.
The final step is to brush on a delicious butter and olive oil mixture and season generously with salt and pepper. Then pop the pan into your 375-degree oven for an hour and 15 minutes. Go do whatever you want to, no stirring and no pot watching required!
Remove the pan from the oven and add the thyme springs to the top of the potatoes. Return the pan to the oven to cook for an additional 35 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown on top and cooked through.
Add a little more fresh thyme right before serving if you like.
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Crispy Roasted Potatoes
- 4 tablespoons butter melted
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 pounds russet potatoes peeled
- 4 shallots thickly sliced
- 8 sprigs lemon thyme (or regular thyme) more for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Combine the melted butter and olive oil in a small bowl.
- Generously brush the bottom of a 9-10 inch baking dish with the butter and oil mixture. Set aside the remainder for now.
- Peel the potatoes; slice each potato very thinly using a sharp knife or mandoline, keeping the potato intact as you proceed.
- Place the potatoes vertically in the prepared baking pan.
- Peel the shallots and slice them lengthwise.
- Wedge the slices of shallot randomly between the potatoes slices.
- Brush with remaining butter and oil.
- Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
- Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
- Remove pan from oven and add the thyme sprigs.
- Return to the oven and bake an additional 35 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through and top is brown and crispy.
- Remove from the oven and sprinkle with additional lemon thyme for garnish.
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