As far as I’m concerned, you can never have to many recipe for cooking, roasting and baking potatoes. They are the one side dish I know my family will always love, and potato sides are usually easy to prepare.
These Melt in Your Mouth Potatoes were no exception, and just as I expected, my whole family loved them.
These potatoes are roasted in a butter and herb mixture for a crispy outside, and then chicken broth is added towards the end of cooking to make the insides soft and tender. Oh, and a few garlic cloves get thrown in towards the end too!
I love that these potatoes are sliced into thick disks, rather than cubed (which is what I usually do when roasting potatoes). It really helps crisp up the outsides, and somehow makes the potatoes seem a little extra special.
I’ve made this dish with Russett, red and Yukon Gold potatoes and each one has been wonderful in its own way.
Melt in Your Mouth Potatoes
With crispy outsides and soft, fluffy insides, these roasted potatoes practically melt in your mouth.
- 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2-3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
- 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
- Place oven rack in upper-middle position. Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Spray a large rimmed baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a small bowl, combine melted butter, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper.
- Cut potatoes into 3/4 to 1 inch thick slices, discarding ends. Toss potatoes in butter mixture. Arrange in a single layer on prepared baking sheet.
- Roast potatoes for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and flip potatoes over. Return to oven and roast for an additional 15 minutes.
- Remove potatoes from oven and flip one more time. Add the broth and garlic to the pan and carefully return to oven. Roast for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.
I like to garnish my cooked potatoes with a sprinkling of fresh parsley, but almost any combination of fresh herbs would be wonderful. I love that this dish is fairly simple, but nice enough for company or even holidays. This is one recipe we’ll be making again and again.
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