Melting Potatoes

Melting Potatoes Recipe - Family Fresh Meals Recipe

Meet your new favorite potato side dish.

The first time I heard about a Southern dish called “melting potatoes,” I didn’t quite get it. I mean, potatoes are just a starchy vegetable. They get soft when you cook them, but they don’t melt.

Then I tasted them, and I had to change my tune. These gorgeous, golden, oven-roasted potatoes soaked in chicken stock are so tender, they really do melt in your mouth. And so yummy, they pretty nearly melt your heart as well.

Melting Potatoes Recipe - potatoes cooked on baking sheet with butter, seasonings and broth

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Creating this melting consistency requires several steps, all of them crucial. First, slice your potatoes into thick rounds and coat them thoroughly with melted butter. Second, roast them a good long time at very high heat. Third, 15 minutes before taking them out, douse them in a garlicky chicken broth, so they’re sort of roasting and boiling at the same time. And finally, serve them with the remaining, reduced broth drizzled over the top.

Leave out any one of these steps, and you’ll have good potatoes, but not melting potatoes. But follow them all to the letter, and you’ll be rewarded with beautiful potatoes, caramelized on the outside and creamy on the inside. You will not regret one minute of the work that went into them.Melting Potatoes Ingredients - potatoes, broth, seasoning, garlic, and butter

How to Make Melting Potatoes

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
    In a small bowl, bowl whisk together butter, salt, pepper and thyme.Melting Potatoes Recipe - whisking seasonings and butter together
  2. Slice your potatoes into about 1″ rounds and place in large bowl. Pour butter mixture over potatoes and mix to coat.Melting Potatoes Recipe - sliced potatoes in a bowl, with butter and herbs mixed in
  3. On baking sheet (we used a 9″x13″1″ baking sheet) layer potatoes in single layer.
    Place in oven and roast for 20 minutes. Flip potatoes and then roast for another 15 minutes.Melting Potatoes Recipe - potatoes cooked on baking sheet
  4. Meanwhile mix together your chicken broth and garlic. Remove potatoes from oven, flip one more time and pour broth mixture over potatoes. Place back in oven and roast for another 15 minutes.Melting Potatoes Recipe - both and butter poured over potatoes
  5. Remove and drizzle with sauce and top with more fresh thyme if desired.How to make Melting Potatoes Recipe - potatoes cooked on baking sheet
TOOLS I USED FOR THIS MELTING POTATOES RECIPE

Baking Dish: These Cookie Sheets comes with small, medium, and large sizes that provide the perfect option for any of your baking needs.

Whisk: This trusty whisk is great for many of my recipes!
Glass Mixing Bowls: Not only can you use these as mixing bowls, they are also pre-heated oven, microwave, fridge and freezer safe, and dishwasher safe!

 

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How to Make Melting Potatoes

These gorgeous, golden, oven-roasted Melting Potatoes soaked in chicken stock are so tender, they really do melt in your mouth.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 4 medium Yukon gold or russet potatoes peeled (about 2.5 lbs)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1 cup chicken broth you can use veggie broth to make vegetarian
  • 2 cloves garlic minced

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl, bowl whisk together butter, salt, pepper and thyme.
  • Slice your potatoes into about 1" rounds and place in large bowl. Pour butter mixture over potatoes and mix to coat.
  • On baking sheet (we used a 9"x13"1" baking sheelayer potatoes in single layer.
  • Place in oven and roast for 20 minutes. Flip potatoes and then roast for another 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile mix together your chicken broth and garlic. Remove potatoes from oven, flip one more time and pour broth mixture over potatoes. Place back in oven and roast for another 15 minutes.
  • Remove and drizzle with sauce and top with more fresh thyme if desired.

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 634mg | Potassium: 1218mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 9mg

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53 Comments

  1. Annette Shavchuk says:

    I’m confused about the end of the recipe. Are you supposed to save some of the broth mixture to drizzle at the end or is that supposed to be the butter mixture? The recipe just says “sauce.”

    1. Sorry for the confusion Annette. I will clarify better in the recipe. The sauce you drizzle with at the end is just the broth mix that is already in the pan with the potatoes.

  2. Charlene A Witkowicz says:

    I’ll try this recipe for the holidays – but the video says use Rosemary and the rest of the recipes indicate the herb is Thyme. Please advise. Thanks!

    1. You can use any herb you like.

  3. Tracey Hudson says:

    Huge hit!!! Everyone loved them!

  4. 5 stars
    These were delicious! My grandson, who in general does not like anything, gobbled these up. Will definitely be making these again!

    1. So happy you loved it Terri! This is one of our favorites for sure!

  5. Renie Contento says:

    I made these and they were AMAZING! My family is begging me to make them again, so I will! FYI, your cooking time says 35 minutes, but your instructions say 20, then flip for 15 more, and then add stock and flip for 15 more. That’s 50 minutes. Might want to adjust the cooking time so people don’t plan poorly for their main course. Thanks for the great recipe!

  6. Christine says:

    Can you leave the skin on?

    1. yes, if you would like to you can 🙂

  7. Natalie Yang says:

    Not only great, but easy as well!! Nice and moist with lots of flavor. I added an additional 15 mins to mine because my potatoes were not brown. Most likely due to my stove being old. But thank you for great recipes.

  8. I only had 1/2 cup of chicken broth and no thyme, but these were still delicious. Looking forward to trying them again with the full ingredients!

  9. This recipe is awesome using sweet potatoes

    1. I have been developing a recipe using sweet potatoes recently! So yummy!

  10. This recipe sounds amazing, but I was wondering how well it traveled as a potluck side dish