They look very fancy don't you think?They're really quite easy to make.
First gather and wash your potatoes and then make thin slices about 3/4 of the way through the potato. Don't cut all the way through.
I sat my potatoes on a wooden spoon, the rounded edge of the spoon helped to stop the knife from cutting too far. (Learned that tip on Food Network) If my potato was too long, I would just flip the potato around after cutting half-way across the length and then start cutting toward the other edge. Kind of like the one sitting in the spoon in the photo below.
The next part you can do one of two ways. You can first blanch the potatoes in boiling water for about 3-4 minutes or you can put them on a baking pan without doing the boiling. It's up to you. We've made these potatoes twice this week and we tried both ways. If you boil them in water first, they don't take as long to bake in the oven. That's the only difference as far as I could tell.
After placing the potatoes on your baking sheet, cut very thin slices of garlic and poke in different sections of the potatoes. Then drizzle olive oil over the potatoes, add some fresh chopped parsley, salt and pepper. Pat a little butter on top in you wish also.
Then place in the oven set to 400 degrees for about 45 minutes. If you boiled your potatoes first, they will take approx. 30 minutes to cook. I kept checking ours with a fork until they were tender enough for our tastes.
That's it~Fairly simple dish that is pleasing to the eyes as well as the palate. I'll be making these again and again. I can just imagine other ways to do them. How about adding a dollop of sour cream on top or drizzling with melted cheese. Sounds yum-mo!
I hope you enjoy these as much as we have.
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From the Heart,
Sharing with Debbie Doo's Wow Us Wednesday and Full Plate Thursday