Fondant Potatoes

  • Difficulty: Basic
  • 45 minutes
  • 3 servings

Fondant potatoes or pommes fondant is a French recipe, that involves an interesting technique of cooking the potatoes. Slice them into cylinders, fry them a bit on each side, and then place them in a baking tray with some stock and a touch of butter on top. They’re very rich in flavor, perfectly displaying the sophistication of French cooking.

Ingredients Needed for Fondant Potatoes

3 potatoes, peeled
vegetable oil for frying
4 thyme sprigs
salt
1 cup beef stock
2 garlic cloves
2 ounces of butter

How to Cook Fondant Potatoes

  1. Place the peeled potatoes horizontally on your wooden board.
  2. Remove the top and the bottom of the potatoes.
  3. Cut each of them in 2 equal parts. Cut off the sharp corners to make a nice barrel shape.
  4. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Add the potatoes in the skillet along with 2 thyme sprigs. Season with salt.
  6. Cook for about 5-6 minutes until golden on the bottom. When done turn over the potato and cook for the same time again.
  7. Preheat the oven to 360°F/180°C.
  8. Next, transfer the fried potatoes in a ceramic baking dish. Add the beef stock and the remaining thyme sprigs. Also crush the garlic and add it to the dish.
  9. Add a touch of butter on top of each potato.
  10. Slide the tray into the oven and cook the potatoes for the next 20 minutes.
  11. You can serve the potatoes with more parmesan and thyme on top!

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