Oven Roasted Golden Melting Potatoes are Melt in Your Mouth Southern-style Spuds. These are crispy and caramelized from outside and soft and delicate from inside. This potato side dish is scrumptious and can be made for special occasions or holidays.
If you like Potatoes, then try other appetizers too – Greek Potatoes, Cajun Potatoes With Chilli Mayonnaise Dip, Bombay Potatoes, and Punjabi Jeera Aloo.
What are Melting Potatoes?
Melting Potatoes, the most buttery creamy potato appetizer or side dish you will ever eat. Full of butter and Italian seasonings, this rich potato appetizer is a must if you want to try something unique and different.
As potatoes are everyone’s favorite, these Melting Potatoes are always a hit. It is so easy to make, that you can’t go wrong with it and they are so yummy that the pickiest of eater will enjoy it. These are crispy and brown from the outside and very tender from inside, literally the best of both the worlds – Roasted Potatoes and Mashed Potatoes.
I came across this recipe on Pinterest, when I was looking for potato appetizers for my family to get together. And I can tell you that these potatoes live up to the hype on Pinterest.
As goes by its name, these creamy and caramelized potatoes will just melt in your mouth and I guess this is where it even got its name from.
I have used only 1 teaspoon of garlic to make this dish, but if you like garlicky flavor in your potatoes, then you can add more as per your taste and preference.
Well, if you are a vegetarian, you can substitute the chicken stock with the vegetable stock. The taste might differ a little, but I am sure it will taste equally good. Maybe I will try it with vegetable stock next. What say?
When you are making this recipe, just avoid the glass baking trays as they can burst because of the high temperature. You can use the metal one instead.
These Melting Potatoes are,
- Buttery & Rich
- Lip Smacking
- Perfect for party appetizers
- Not a Diet Dish
Potatoes – Yukon Gold Potatoes and Russel Potatoes are the best to make melting potatoes, but if you don’t get these, you can always make it with basic Indian potatoes.
Just make sure they are not too small, as we need atlas 1-inch slice of potatoes to make this recipe. Potatoes are washed, peeled, and sliced thickly to use in this recipe.
Butter – You can use any salted butter available in the market. Melt it in the microwave or pan before using it.
Seasonings – To flavor this up, add seasonings such as salt, pepper, red chili flakes, and oregano.
Garlic – Garlic is my absolute favorite ingredient in this recipe. I have used less in this recipe, but if you love that garlicky flavor, feel free to add in more.
Chicken Stock – Finally, this recipe uses Chicken Stock, which adds up more flavor. You can use veg broth instead, to make this recipe vegetarian, but the taste will differ a bit.
How to make Melting Potatoes?
Pre heat the oven to 420 Degrees F. Peel the potatoes and cut them into 1 inch thick slices.
Discard water and mix it with melted butter, salt, pepper, chili flakes, and oregano in a bowl. Mix well.
Arrange the potatoes on a baking tray in a single layer and bake for 20-25 minutes.
Flip the potatoes and bake for another 10 minutes.
Flip the potatoes once again and pour chicken broth over them. Sprinkle garlic all over the tray.
Bake for another 15 minutes. Remove the tray from the oven and serve hot.
These Melting Potatoes are hard to resist and if it was on me, I would serve them with almost everything.
You can serve it on its own as an appetite with a creamy dip of your choice.
Serve these with chicken, pork, beef or any sea food such as fish, prawns etc.
You can also serve it as a side with your Burgers, Wraps and Rolls.
You can also add it in your Buddha bowls and make it a little interesting.
These potatoes will last in the fridge for about 4 to 5 days when stored in an airtight container. Before serving, reheat in the microwave for a minute or two or until nice and warm.
Pro Tips By Neha
Make sure you cut the potato slices in same thickness, to ensure even cooking. Keep the sliced potatoes soaked in water until ready to use. Wipe them very well with a kitchen towel before mixing them with butter.
Do not use glass baking trays, as it might break at high temperatures. Choose the metal ones.
I feel Yukon Gold Potatoes gives the best results when making this recipe.
You can experiment with the seasonings as per your choice. Feel free to use fresh herbs such as Thyme, Rosemary, etc.
Serve them warm, as they taste great only that way.
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Melting Potatoes Recipe
- 3-4 Potatoes (large)
- ¾ cup Butter (melted)
- Salt & Pepper
- 1 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
- 1 tsp Dried Oregano
- 1 cup Chicken Stock
- 1 tsp Garlic (smashed)
- Pre heat the oven to 420 Degrees F.
- Peel the potatoes and cut them into 1 inch thick slices.
- Mix melted butter, salt, pepper, chilli flakes and oregano in a bowl.
- Pour the butter mixture over the potatoes and mix well.
- Arrange the potatoes on a baking tray in a single layer and bake for 20-25 minutes.
- Flip the potatoes and bake for another 10 minutes.
- Flip the potatoes once again and pour chicken broth over them. Sprinkle garlic all over the tray.
- Bake for another 15 minutes.
- Remove the tray from the oven and serve hot.