Servings: 4 as a side dish
With a simple ingredient list and a mostly make-ahead technique, these delicious potatoes are perfect for parties. Of course, you don’t have to have a party to make these. They’re just as good served with Sunday dinner as a side dish with roast chicken or meatloaf. And garnished with a bit of sour cream and chives, they make a nice starter.
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Make Ahead Tips
Do the busy work—boiling and flattening the potatoes—up to 8 hours ahead. Let potatoes cool completely, and store them on the pan, lightly covered, in the fridge. Then all you have to do at the last minute is coat with oil and salt and roast.
I love this recipe because you can do it ahead up until roasting, especially for a dinner party. I often will make steak au poivre, and this makes a very nice side dish with it. Just make sure you get them crispy.
This was so much more effort than it was worth. I followed the recipe exactly, but saw so many ways it could have been easier. Why all the towels? Just line them up on parchment paper or foil (why both?) on the baking sheet, put parchment on top, then another sheet, and go for it! Seems like this might be better for a cocktail party, but for a weeknight meal, I've got no idea why you'd spend the time when you could just cut the spuds in half, put cut side down on an oiled tray, roast, add salt & pepper, serve crisp side up with creme fraiche.
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