Monday, December 30, 2013

crispy potato rounds

These little beauties are like a cross between oven roasted potatoes and a potato chip. These toe the line between crispy perfection and soft loveliness. They're pretty much awesome.
 A step that you don't get to see, but is going on right now, is a pan in the oven. This is pretty important. A pan in a preheating oven to drop the potatoes on later. Now, you gotta start off with some thin sliced potatoes. These are just regular old white potatoes. Nothing fancy.
Place those potatoes slices in some cold, cold water and bring the whole pot up to a boil together. Along with some salt. Once the potatoes are soft, but not falling apart, drain.
Here's where all the good stuff comes from. Drizzle in some olive oil, sprinkle in some salt, and really get into those potatoes with a spatula. Really, move them around and stir them up until you have a pasty substance on the outside. You want that.
It's hard to see the paste, but it's there. I promise.
A little extra oil goes a long way, especially on a hot pan.
Onto the pan goes the potatoes, and into the oven goes the pan. For about, 20 minutes. These will get tossed half way through, then another 10 minutes in the oven.
Yum yum! I like the extra crispy bits, I don't know about you. These are yummy. Very yummy.
Crispy Potato Rounds
Thanks for the great recipe, Tracey's Culinary Adventures!
2 1/2 lb white potatoes, cleaned and sliced to 1/4 inch rounds
4 Tablespoons olive oil
Salt, to taste

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place a clean and dry baking pan in the oven on the bottom rack. Place sliced potatoes in a sauce pan and cover with water. Add 1 teaspoon of salt. Bring to a cool and cook for 5 minutes, or until potatoes are soft but not crumbling. Drain and add to a large bowl. Drizzle in 3 Tablespoons of oil and salt. Stir vigorously for 1-2 minutes to form a pasty exterior. Remove baking pan from oven and drizzle remaining olive oil onto pan. Shake potatoes onto hot pan and bake in oven for 20 minutes. Toss potatoes and cook an additional 10 minutes. Remove from oven and enjoy!