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fondant potatoes with rosemary

Fondant Potatoes Recipe

Fondant Potatoes are buttery and melt-in-your-mouth tender with a golden, crispy crust.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Fondant Potatoes
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 389kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 5 medium russet potatoes about 2 pounds
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme plus more for garnish
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth or chicken broth


  • Peel the potatoes. Trim the ends so they are flat, then cut each potato in half crosswise. You should now have 10 flat potato rounds.
  • Place the potatoes in a large bowl and cover with cold water and let sit for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and arrange the rack in the middle of the oven.
  • Drain the potatoes, rinse with cold water, and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Place them in a dry large bowl and season with the kosher salt, black pepper, paprika, and onion powder.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of canola oil to a large cast-iron pan over medium-high heat. Once the oil is shimmering, add the potatoes cut-side down in a single layer. Cook until golden brown, about 6 to 7 minutes, flip and cook for 5 more minutes
  • To the pan next add the garlic, butter, and 4 sprigs thyme, and 4 sprigs rosemary. Stir and cook until the butter is foaming and just starts to brown, 2 minutes.
  • Add the broth, stir gently and transfer the pan to the oven.
  • Bake until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Garnish with more fresh thyme and rosemary sprigs before serving, drizzled with the pan juices, and sprinkle parley on top.


Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 640mg | Potassium: 1122mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 769IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 3mg