Melting Potatoes


These potatoes live up to the hype promised on Pinterest and then some: creamy, caramelized coins that melt in your mouth. Here’s how to make melting potatoes at home.

Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and sliced 1-inch thick

  • 4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter, melted

  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves or chopped fresh rosemary

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock

  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed


  1. Preheat oven to 500°F with the rack in upper third. Toss potatoes with butter, thyme, salt and pepper. Transfer to a 13-by-9 inch metal baking dish and arrange in a single layer. (Don’t use a glass pan, which can burst under such high heat.)

  2. Bake 15 minutes, flip the potatoes, then bake 15 minutes more. Remove the dish from the oven and add chicken stock and garlic cloves. Return to the oven until most of the stock is absorbed, about 15 minutes more. Transfer to a serving platter and pour any remaining liquid in the pan overtop. Serve warm.

    Melting Potatoes
    Antonis Achilleos
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