Potatoes Fondant

Potatoes Fondant

The potato is an extremely versatile vegetable and as we all know Idaho is famous for them. I am going to sound a little like Bubba from Forest Gump here but you can fry them, boil them, mash them and even microwave them. I could go on and on but I don’t want to bore myself or you. And just think abut the cost, potatoes are very affordable for any family on a budget. Yet, you can only mash or bake potatoes so many times before those dreadful teenagers get fed up of them. This is where I decided to try to make a recipe for potatoes fondant.

There are just a few key points when making potatoes fondant. One you really need need to cut these potatoes into about 1 1/2 inch pieces. The second important note is that you really want to develop a beautiful crust on each side. So now that that’s over lets get to work.

Equipment used for Potatoes Fondant…

Vegetable Peeler               Cast iron skillet                     Tongs

Potatoes Fondant


  • 4 Large Potatoes Peeled and cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup Beef broth
  • 1 garlic clove finely minced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • parsley finely chopped for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 425

  2. Peel potatoes and cut off the ends. Then cut potatoes into 1 1/2 inch pieces and pat dry with a paper towel. Season one top of each potato piece with salt and pepper

  3. Heat an oven safe skillet and oil to medium high heat 

  4. Once heated place the seasoned end down into the skillet and now season the top with S&P. And this is a big one...leave the potatoes alone for 5-7 minutes to develop a nice beautiful crust.

  5. Once a crust has been developed on the bottom flip the potatoes on to the other side and add the butter. Cook for about 5 minutes.

  6. Add the broth and garlic and transfer the skillet into the preheated oven.

  7. Bake for about 25 minutes until the middle of the potatoes are cooked. You can use the tip of a knife to check for doneness

  8. Remove from oven and garnish with fresh parsley

And there you have it, potatoes fondant. It really is easy to make, inexpensive and the family will think you just completed culinary school. Heck, I even try saying potatoes fondant with a French accent. I stink at it but I try. As always, thanks for stopping by Life44.com…Live, laugh, love & learn.

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