Monday, October 31, 2011

Roasted Domino Potatoes

I'm too busy to give out candy today, so don't ring my doorbell, I am busy slicing my fingers off.

I must have been insane to make these, so I thought as I was slicing all those potatoes on the mandolin.

You peel and cut the potatoes to resemble long rectangular sticks of butter, then slice them and fan them.

Good luck.

This took some time, but I have to be honest, if you like potatoes, then you will love these.

The mandolin slices the potatoes paper thin and the herbs with the melted butter were delicious. This was fabulous served an hour after roasting, at room temperature.

The original recipe calls for 24 fresh or dried bay leaves (which I did not have), but I had sage still in full gear in the garden, so I figured roasted sage, butter, potatoes: match made in heaven.

I sprinkled everything with fleur de sel at the end and we all had greasy potato chip hands.

Pass the napkins.

Roasted Domino Potatoes: (adapted from Bon Appetit)

3 large Idaho potatoes, peeled
2 tbsp of melted butter
24 sage leaves (or bay leaves)
kosher salt & fleur de sel
black pepper

Lay a piece of parchment on a half sheet pan and brush with some olive oil.

Cut the ends off of the potatoes and trim them to resemble sticks of butter.

With a mandolin, slice the potatoes into squares (no more than 1/8" thickness).

Stack the potato slices and fan them out onto the baking sheet, resembling dominoes!!

Tuck a sage or bay leaf in between the squares, here and there.

Brush with the 2 tbsp of melted butter and sprinkle w/ kosher salt and pepper.

Roast in a 425F oven for 30 minutes, until the edges are browning (the original recipe calls for 1 hour, but mine were burning, so half hour was plenty of time because they were paper thin).

Sprinkle with fleur de sel and let sit a few minutes before serving.


PS Have a Happy Halloween! Sorry I didn't make something more festive! Booh!

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angicoock said...

buonissima questa ricetta.
Mi spiace per le tue dita.
A presto

mil said...

I even went to Angicoock's site to ask for the translation, but it's all in Italian. Love it.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Stacey - Love these potatoes and can't wait to try them. I'll probably end up eating a whole pan myself. Mil-The Italian message from Angicoock says "This recipe is very delicious. I'm sorry about your finger. Catch ya' later..."

The Japanese Redneck said...

I have sliced one of fingers on those things and won't hardly use them now!

Claudia said...

Threw out my mandolin after slicing a top of my finger off. I know it's Halloween - but really. Not into blood. However the food processor will have a go at these... butter and potatoes... who could ask for anything more?

Joanne said...

I always shy from dishes like these because I can't imagine myself doing all that cutting without lopping off a finger. It does look deliciously worth it though!

Oui Chef said...

WOW, I'm impressed, Stacey. I saw these in BA too, and they looked lovely, but the thought of cutting the potatoes into domino shapes set me to weeping. Good for you for pulling this dish together, looks fab!

All Things Yummy said...

Mmm....that looks delicious.

dm said...

What's fleur de sel? I love in England and have finally managed to get kosher salt. Thanks.


Rosemary said...

I've been toying with the idea of getting a mandolin (or asking my kids for one for Christmas!) but I'm gun shy now! On the other hand (still full of fingers!) this looks so delicious, I remain tempted.

Proud Italian Cook said...

These look beautiful Stace!

Dana said...

You are a much more patient woman than me but HOLY COW would I love some of those!

Lori Lynn said...

Wow! It does sound like a lot of work. But worth it! Those look fabulous!

Eileen said...

Love these potatoes! Beautiful job.