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Crispy Potato Roast

This is one of those recipes that left me thinking, “Why didn’t I think of that?!” I mean, what’s more impressive than taking the bore of a humble spud, America’s favorite veggie, and making it into a stunning side?

But I didn’t think to thinly slice potatoes into chip form and bake them to a crispy perfection…I’m just so glad Stumble Upon turned up yet another fabulous idea and recipe for me. Oh, you’re not on Stumble Upon? Your loss.

Beware: Stumble Upon is highly, highly addictive.

With the holidays just around the corner, I can’t help but think of dishes that are candy to the eye. I would be honored to serve this side at my Thanksgiving or other holiday meal. The visual appeal is 5-star, don’t you think? 😉

…Good answer!


Crispy Potato Roast

2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
3 lbs russet potatoes
4 shallots, thickly sliced lengthwise
1 tsp coarse sea salt
8 sprigs thyme


Preheat oven to 375 F. In a small bowl, combine butter and oil. Brush bottom of a round 9-inch baking dish with some butter mixture. With a mandoline or food processor, slice potatoes very thinly crosswise.

Arrange potato slices vertically in dish. Wedge shallots throughout. Sprinkle with salt and brush with remaining butter mixture. Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes. Add thyme and bake until potatoes are cooked through with a crisp top, about 35 minutes more. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutrition Information (per serving): 175 calories; 6.1 g. fat; 0 mg. cholesterol; 288 mg. sodium; 31.1 g. carbohydrate; 3.6 g. fiber; 4.8 g. protein

Result: Tender and crispy potato slices seasoned with salt, pepper, thyme, and a small amount of olive oil and butter. Though this bakes for quite some time, it was very simple to make and requires very few ingredients. While a mandoline is helpful, this can certainly be done with a great knife and some patience 🙂 Enjoy!


Class last night was…awesome. I loved getting back into the classroom, and a packed one at that! When I walked into the building, I asked if there was a copier I could use and the person at the front desk sent me to the one for students that you had to pay for. I had to go back and ask for the copier for faculty and he was so embarrassed. He was like, “I thought you were a student!!!” Yeah, I look young…I know, I know. And someday I’ll appreciate that, right? Well, that’s what I keep hearing, anyways.

Today is Medical Nutrition Therapy and Nutrition Care Process – FOUR HOURS of lecture, and then off to Chicago! Can’t wait!

See you in the Windy City!

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  1. Jessy
    September 22, 2011 / 6:06 am

    this is so pretty! Great photos!

  2. Erika @ The Teenage Taste
    September 22, 2011 / 6:53 am

    This looks SO good! I love the way all the potatoes are sliced!

  3. Amy B @ Second City Randomness
    September 22, 2011 / 7:08 am

    It’s just so pretty! And I would totally mob on that if I saw it on a dinner table…lol

    Have fun in the Chi this weekend! I sorta wish I was getting a relaxed weekend here and could meet up. ๐Ÿ™ And sadly it looks like rain for ya, but I’ll cross my fingers it isn’t so bad… ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Joanne
    September 22, 2011 / 7:29 am

    You’re just too cute for your own good ๐Ÿ™‚

    Is it weird that I just want to reach in and grab a row of those potato slices and jam them in my mouth?

    • Nicole
      September 23, 2011 / 9:57 am

      I hope that you help yourself ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Alida
    September 22, 2011 / 7:49 am

    You are right, this is a perfect holiday side dish. It is stunning, yet the ingredient list is simple. Beautiful!

  6. Cara
    September 22, 2011 / 8:35 am

    Dude, I am so not a potato person but this is truly crave-worthy. Love the presentation! I’m in the market for a new mandoline – do you love yours?

    • Nicole
      September 23, 2011 / 9:56 am

      I do! It does the basics but its held up well!

  7. Faith
    September 22, 2011 / 8:39 am

    This potato dish is really beautiful, Nicole! It reminds me of hasselback potatoes, which is something I’ve been dying to make for a long time now…bookmarking!

  8. Samantha @ Bikini Birthday
    September 22, 2011 / 8:56 am

    Do you bake this uncovered? I’m assuming uncovered. You know, to get the crispiness.

    People tell me that I look young a lot too, but I think it’s just because I still get acne and I look awkward and out of place all the time . . . kinda like a teenager. I still get carded all.the.time. which is a big deal here because the drinking age is only 19 and usually people stop getting carded at around 21 or 22.

    • Nicole
      September 23, 2011 / 9:56 am

      Hehe…I hear you! I’m only NOT carded if I’m with hubby who looks older than he is. And yep, uncovered it bakes away.

  9. Anna @ On Anna's Plate
    September 22, 2011 / 9:02 am

    I seriously LOVE the presentation here. Stunning!!

  10. renee@mykitchenadventures
    September 22, 2011 / 9:19 am

    These are beautiful! Definitely worthy of a holiday table for sure! Have fun in Chicago!!

  11. elly
    September 22, 2011 / 9:38 am

    Oh yum. These look absolutely perfect. Crispy and delicious – and beautiful, too!

  12. Andrea@WellnessNotes
    September 22, 2011 / 9:50 am

    Gorgeous dish!

    Glad class went well!!! Hope today goes just as well!

    Have a great trip to Chicago!

  13. Megan
    September 22, 2011 / 10:31 am

    I love the photos! I can’t wait to give this a try!

  14. Clare @ Clare Cooks!
    September 22, 2011 / 10:33 am

    These look absolutely amazing! I’m definitely going to try them for a dinner party this weekend!

  15. Liz
    September 22, 2011 / 10:43 am

    I need to get a mandoline. This looks so pretty and would be perfect to bring to a holiday dinner!

    Have fun in Chicago!

  16. Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life
    September 22, 2011 / 11:33 am

    Beautiful! Have fun today!

  17. Ashley
    September 22, 2011 / 1:09 pm

    Ooo my husband would love this!! It looks amazing.

  18. Kelsey
    September 22, 2011 / 3:25 pm

    LOVE this presentation! I may give it a whirl with sweet potatoes and regular. I wonder what it would look like if I alternated them…

    • Nicole
      September 23, 2011 / 9:55 am

      LOVE that idea…YUM!

  19. Roz
    September 22, 2011 / 3:38 pm

    Hi Nicole. Geez, if I could reach through the screen with a fork, I would. Have a great time in Chicago!!

  20. Holly
    September 22, 2011 / 4:47 pm

    wow! that is beautiful!

  21. Christine @ Christine's Kitchen Chronicles
    September 22, 2011 / 6:39 pm

    Love this and also love Kelsey’s idea to use sweet potatoes. Could this be the new sweet potato casserole? <3

    • Nicole
      September 23, 2011 / 9:54 am

      …guess we’ll see ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love that idea, too…sounds even MORE perfect for T-day.

  22. Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather
    September 22, 2011 / 6:51 pm

    10 star dish! It’s so pretty Nicole. I’d be impressed if that was served at my thanksgiving!

    • Nicole
      September 23, 2011 / 9:53 am

      10 stars, huh!? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks!!

  23. Dee D.
    September 22, 2011 / 8:52 pm

    That looks SO delicious! I love it ๐Ÿ™‚
    and it looks really pretty too! I would never have the patience to arrange it like that ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Nicole
      September 23, 2011 / 9:51 am

      Took 1 minute, I promise!

  24. Erin
    September 22, 2011 / 9:56 pm

    Beautiful picture! Last week I made the salt and vinegar potatoes with rosemary and they were awesome. Definitely adding this one to the recipes-to-make folder.

    • Nicole
      September 23, 2011 / 9:53 am

      Glad you liked them…hubby’s been requesting them again. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Russell at Chasing Delicious
    September 22, 2011 / 10:21 pm

    This dish looks incredible! The recipe sounds scrumptious. I love potatoes so I will definitely be trying this one soon.

    • Nicole
      September 23, 2011 / 9:53 am

      Thanks, Russell! Hope you like the recipe!

  26. Leah @ Why Deprive?
    September 22, 2011 / 11:53 pm

    First, that looks amazing.
    Second, you will definitely appreciate looking young one day, trust me. I know this because I look old.

    • Nicole
      September 23, 2011 / 9:50 am

      Leah! You do not look old…I hope you’re kidding!!!

  27. Todd
    September 23, 2011 / 8:51 am

    I need to get a mandolin… I feel that I’m seriously missing out on something. Those look so good that my youngest may actually eat them (she hates potatoes).

    • Nicole
      September 23, 2011 / 9:48 am

      Worth the small investment, for sure!

  28. Stacey
    September 23, 2011 / 8:28 pm

    Looks delish! Just wondering…recipe asks for peeled potatoes but the pic looks like unpeeled. Does it matter? I prefer skin on.

    • Nicole
      September 23, 2011 / 11:37 pm

      Stacey, I need to change that – they are unpeeled. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for letting me know!

  29. Jessica
    September 24, 2011 / 2:39 pm

    This looks so yummy!! I just might be adding this to the weeks menu!

  30. barbara
    October 11, 2011 / 11:37 pm

    This looks wonderful. I am going to make it, but I will be adding some garlic and oregano to the dish.

  31. Lisa
    November 3, 2011 / 11:54 pm

    I will have to try this sooo pretty!

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  33. Sandy
    May 27, 2013 / 10:35 pm

    Tried these tonight for Memorial Day get together – they were excellent!! Big hit! I did a little different set up – I put all the potatoes, shallots, and oil and butter mixture in a big mixing bowl and tossed it all together so that the shallots were evenly spread through and the butter oil mixture was spread around well, then I salted them, mixed some more, them set them up in the baking dish.
    I did use more butter and oil than the recipe calls for by double – the second full batch I poured over as I took it out if the over for serving – it made them just perfect!!
    Thanks for posting!!!!

    • Nicole, RD
      May 28, 2013 / 6:34 am

      Yum! Love the changes, Sandy! Glad it was a hit! ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. tonya c
    August 14, 2013 / 12:29 pm

    do you cover with foil part of the time then take it off or uncovered the whole time

    • Nicole, RD
      August 19, 2013 / 10:54 am

      Uncovered the whole time ๐Ÿ™‚

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  36. Dena
    March 31, 2015 / 10:47 pm

    Do you rinse the potatoes?

  37. plasterers bristol
    January 11, 2017 / 10:39 am

    these sound amazing. Thanks for putting up this recipe. Simon

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