Looking for a side dish for tonights dinner? These melting potatoes are amazing! They are roasted in butter in a pan until the edges are all nice and golden brown and crispy before they are finished by roasting in a lemon and garlic chicken broth/sauce until the insides are so nice and soft that they melt in your moth! These melting potatoes are one of those game changing side dishes that once you try them, you’ll never go back!
Magical roasted potatoes that are crispy on the outside and melt in your mouth on the inside in a tasty lemon an garlic sauce!
- 1 1/2 pounds yellow fleshed potatoes (such as Yukon gold), peeled and sliced 1 inch thick
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup chicken broth or vegetable broth
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional)
- 2 garlic cloves, lightly crushed and peeled
- Toss the potatoes in the mixture of the butter, thyme, salt and pepper, arrange in a single layer on a metal baking pan and bake in a preheated 500F/260C over on the top-middle rack until golden brown, about 10-15 minutes, per side.
- Flip the potatoes again, add the broth, lemon juice and garlic and roast for another 10 minutes
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We Are Not Martha says
Ooh I've never heard of melting potatoes, but they look so crispy and perfect!!
Maria Lichty says
These look tasty!
These do sound delicious but I'm wanting to double check the 500 degree temperature. I don't want to set my kitchen on fire. So 500F IS correct?
I did them last night, but on 450.
I still have Idaho baking potatoes leftover from Thanksgiving…do you think they will work???
I am going to make these for dinner tonight.
I will have them with a salad .. there will be nothing else needed 🙂
These sound so good! I will be trying them for Friday night's dinner this week instead of how I traditionally roast my potatoes. Can't wait to see how they turn out!
Julie | Table for Two says
Well, potatoes don't sound much better than that! YUM!
Mike Earley says
I see the nutrition facts, that's awesome, but what's the serving size?
This all looks fantastic!!
Mike Earley: 4 servings from1.5 pounds of potatoes. Enjoy!
Oy Len Hew says
Kevin, is the 500 F correct ? Sound terrifying high.
Oy Len Hew: That is correct! Enjoy!
Can these be made ahead of time and kept warm?
Cut one inch thick? It looks like a quarter inch in the picture, which makes more sense anyway.
Kristie Lilly: They will taste great later but will not be as crispy.
Anonymous: They should be about 1 inch thick, they might look a little different in the photo.
I made these this evening and they were AWESOME!!! I realized as I was preparing the start the broth that the can I thought was veggie broth was actually beef broth. I went with it and it turned out so good.
Made them today – absolutely fantastic! The broth at the end really gives them a different kind of flavour and takes potatoes to the next level! Thank you for this amazing recipe!!
xenia: I'm glad you like them!
I made these today to go with my chicken and peppers from Lidia's Italy and they were so good. The lemon gave it a special little touch. I also made the roasted honey Siriacha carrots . Yummy I'll be making both again. Thanks
Ok I tried to make these and two seconds after I added the broth mixture my baking dish shattered. Very scary. Not so sure I will ever try to make these again.
Anonymous: Oh no! I usually use a metal pan. I have added a note!
Life's A Tomato says
These potatoes are absolutely fantastic. So creamy and buttery. I'll make these again and again. I sprinkled ours with Parmesan since I had no feta on hand, but you really could just put about anything on them… or nothing at all. Thanks for posting!
Life's A Tomato: Parmesan is great on them! 🙂
This is not a vegetarian recipe as you are cooking it in chicken broth. Not sure why it is tagged as vegetarian.
Unknown: Use the vegetable broth option in the recipe for vegetarian!
My oven doesn't go up to 500, how should I adjust, temperature and cooking time?
Elle1982: Place your oven as high as it will go and the coo time will be a bit longer; watch for the bottoms to get nice and golden brown.
Just made these with olive oil instead of butter. Delicious! Can be tagged as vegan too! 😉
Do they have tho be peeled? I love the skin!
JJ AZ says
This is excellent. Made just like it said! Served with Pioneer Women thin fried pork chops and had enough sauce over those! Husband loved! Had leftovers and he never does that! PS: oven 475 in metal sheet pan.
I tried it for the family. It was tasty..
We make these leaving the peel on the potato.
Squee She says
Made these tonight (exactly as instructed), and they were addictive and delicious.
Will definitely be making again!
I don't understand how you add the broth if the potatoes are on a metal pan, do you change the pan into a pot or something?
These sound so good I wonder how they would turn out using some yamsA
They are amazing with yams!
Unknown: Use a metal baking pan with an edge to keep in the broth in, like a jelly roll pan (this is what I use) or an 9x13inch pan.
Agape and Zoe Naturals says
When does the garlic come in? I don't see it in the direction.
Agape and Zoe Naturals: The garlic comes in in step two when adding the broth after flipping the potatoes. Enjoy!
These were amazing. I quadrupled the garlic and added the lemon zest and used oregano instead of thyme along with a mixture of chicken and duck broth. They tasted just like our favorite Greek potatoes, but I could make them without having to roast a chicken at the same time. I definitely will make these again and again.
To anonymous who broke the glass pan pouring the broth in. You must have started with cold broth from the fridge. Pouring cold water into a hot glass pan will break it. I would recommend if someone wants to use a glass pan for this that they heat the broth before pouring it in, it won't break.
This is a Very old French recipe known as fondant potatoes.
These are old school Fondant Potatoes. Popular in Britain and high end restaurants many years ago. Once you have made these you will never want another type. I serve them at Holidays and when the party calls for a little flair.
The downside is the time it takes to prepare but it is well worth it.
If I need to double the potatoes, do I also double the liquid? I'm feeding teenage boys!
Lol hi: Yes, double all of the ingredients. Enjoy!
Squee She says
@JohnnyTribe Call it your fancy names, but this recipe works for working mums
Sue Turner says
We made these today and everyone liked them, but they weren't crispy on the outside. My husband was in charge and they were getting so dark, he didn't want to leave them in any longer. I think in our case we need to lower the temp (also using a black jelly-roll pan, and darker usually means lower your temp). Definitely worth another shot!
Lori TX says
Amazing that an adult would not know to not add cool or room temperature liquid to hot glass. I think I learned that in elementary school.
No need to be snarky. Not everyone is an experienced cook, and sometimes things do get overlooked.
Carole Mason says
Texas reader ~ Don’t be unkind, please! Cooking, even at my age ~ teaches me something. many times. On days when I have been in a rush or just not clear and present with one thing at a time; it’s happened .
Absolutely delicious potatoes. The high temp makes them nice and crispy. Will serve to visitors in the future.
Karen T says
can these be prepared and or done ahead of time and finished/heated the day of serving? If so, any instructions as to how?
Yes they can! You could reheat them in the oven or in the microwave. Enjoy!
I made these last year and they looked really crispy. But once I added the broth, they “un-crisped” and were
soggy. Is the broth necessary? Even as I added it, I was skeptical.
These melting potatoes are suburb – Some of the best roasted potatoes I’ve ever made. Thank you so much for the recipe!
Shirley Benner says
There is nothing to change in this recipe. Easy and delicious!!!!!!!!
Won’t the broth make them soggy? I don’t understand how they would stay crispy if you pour liquid in at the end?!
Adding the broth does not make them soggy! Enjoy!
Jennifer Yates says
Can I freeze these if I make them in a foil metal tray
Yes you can freeze them!
Mary F says
These were deliciousI I will probably make these again but maybe at a lower temp for a longer time. I dripped one drop of broth onto the oven door and the glass cracked! Just a heads up to be VERY careful with the intensely hot oven and liquids.
Victoria C says
These are so good! it’s a quick and easy recipe that the whole family loved. The lemon gives a fresh zing but the overall flavor was buttery garlic goodness. I’ll be making these again with all kinds of pairings!
Made these today to go with our Easter ham. We had 10 people around our table. These potatoes were a real hit! I will be making them often! Also, very easy. I did not peel my Yukon Golds, just scrubbed them up. Melted the butter in a large cookie sheet with sides, put the potatoes on it and turned them over, liberally splashed with Jane’s crazy salt. Baked at 500° for 15 minutes, flipped and did it for 15 more minutes then added the chicken broth and garlic. 15 more minutes and we were placing them on the table to be devoured. 😋