Baby Potatoes Restaurant Style - Great Balance of Flavours and Textures

Baby Potatoes Restaurant Style - Great Balance of Flavours and Textures

You will love the balance of textures on these potatoes! And you will definitely enjoy the addition of delicious garlic compound butter to take the taste of these potatoes to the whole new level!

Yields4 Servings

 olive oil, for cooking
 kosher salt
 freshly ground black pepper
 1 lb or just over 1 lb of baby (must fit into one layer of your skillet - to double, use two skillets or cook in batches)
 optional garnishes: fresh herbs, compound butter (recipe follows)

1

Preheat the oven to 400. Preheat large cast iron skillet over medium high heat for at least 4 minutes, until very hot. Add some oil and sprinkle the bottom of the skillet with salt and pepper.

2

Slice your potatoes in half. Place cut side down onto your preheated skillet. Cook them for about 6-8 minutes until nice golden crust is formed on the bottom.

The tricky part is that you may need to turn the heat up and down, rotate the pan or even move the potatoes around to get them to cook evenly. For example the potatoes in the middle may caramelize faster and deeper, so slide them from the middle while moving the potatoes that are slow to brown around the edge of the skillet to the middle.

While the potatoes are cooking, drizzle them lightly with olive oil and lightly season the tops with salt and pepper.

3

Move the whole skillet to the oven, with the cut side of potatoes still facing down. Bake depending on the size of your potatoes for about 15-20 minutes, until fork tender.

4

Remove form heat and serve with fresh herbs or optional compound garlic butter.

Ingredients

 olive oil, for cooking
 kosher salt
 freshly ground black pepper
 1 lb or just over 1 lb of baby (must fit into one layer of your skillet - to double, use two skillets or cook in batches)
 optional garnishes: fresh herbs, compound butter (recipe follows)

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 400. Preheat large cast iron skillet over medium high heat for at least 4 minutes, until very hot. Add some oil and sprinkle the bottom of the skillet with salt and pepper.

2

Slice your potatoes in half. Place cut side down onto your preheated skillet. Cook them for about 6-8 minutes until nice golden crust is formed on the bottom.

The tricky part is that you may need to turn the heat up and down, rotate the pan or even move the potatoes around to get them to cook evenly. For example the potatoes in the middle may caramelize faster and deeper, so slide them from the middle while moving the potatoes that are slow to brown around the edge of the skillet to the middle.

While the potatoes are cooking, drizzle them lightly with olive oil and lightly season the tops with salt and pepper.

3

Move the whole skillet to the oven, with the cut side of potatoes still facing down. Bake depending on the size of your potatoes for about 15-20 minutes, until fork tender.

4

Remove form heat and serve with fresh herbs or optional compound garlic butter.

Pan Roasted Potatoes

Happens to be Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan/Vegetarian. Do not make garlic butter suggested below for Dairy-Free/Vegan Options.

Serve as is, or ideally with Compound Garlic Butter:

Yields12 Servings

 1 cup butter, room temp
 1 tbsp crushed garlic
 1 tbsp garlic powder
 1 tsp dried basil
 ¼ tsp paprika
 ¼ cup Parmesan
 freshly ground black pepper, to taste
 kosher salt, to taste (at least 1/2 tsp)

1

Combine all of the ingredients together. Taste. Add more salt or pepper according to taste. That's it!

2

Feel free to place your butter on top of some plastic wrap. Roll it into a log and refrigerate it. You can later slice the log. Allow to come to room temperature before serving.

Ingredients

 1 cup butter, room temp
 1 tbsp crushed garlic
 1 tbsp garlic powder
 1 tsp dried basil
 ¼ tsp paprika
 ¼ cup Parmesan
 freshly ground black pepper, to taste
 kosher salt, to taste (at least 1/2 tsp)

Directions

1

Combine all of the ingredients together. Taste. Add more salt or pepper according to taste. That's it!

2

Feel free to place your butter on top of some plastic wrap. Roll it into a log and refrigerate it. You can later slice the log. Allow to come to room temperature before serving.

Garlic Butter

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