28 May 2012

Secret Recipe Club May 2012: Fanned Potatoes

Fanned Potatoes with Sirloin Roast and Brussels Sprouts

Hello last Monday of the month! It's a holiday, I'm on vacation, and I'm enjoying my time away. But don't worry, before I left for vacation I whipped up my recipe for Secret Recipe Club!

I drooled over my assigned blog this month, Lynsey Lou's. She's got a great selection of sides, pastas, and desserts. Frankly, I could keep going about the deliciousness, but I want to introduce you to these fabulous fanned potatoes I chose.

Be very careful slicing those potatoes, most likely you'll go completely through
the  potato a few times. Don't sweat the small stuff. 

adapted from Lynsey Lou
1 russet potato
1 onion, thinly sliced
garlic (if fresh, minced, otherwise powder)

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  2. Thinly slice the potato, not quite all the way through so that the potato is able to fan out.
  3. Cover the potato with pats of butter (1-2 tablespoons), and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic to taste. Drape over onions if desired.
  4. Roast the potato until cooked through, about 1 hour.
  5. Enjoy!

I love potatoes, and these didn't disappoint. These potatoes are easy, inexpensive, and have a lovely mouthfeel. They are crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. The only thing that would make these better would be more fat, preferably in the forms of bacon and cheese. But if you are going for a low fat healthy version, feel free to just use butter.

Not-too-bad: 1 vote!
The-possibility-for-stuffing-these-potatoes-are-endless: 1 vote!

I'm all over the one skillet cooking.


  1. How simple....and I bet yummy!! I agree the possibilities are endless with these.

  2. I often slice my potatoes all the way through to BBQ them (wrapped in foil), it's a great idea to put onions with it, season it, and add more stuffing in the middle. I'll definitely try that next time I make some! :)

  3. These look great! :) I will have to give them a try sometime!

  4. Oh these are so pretty - I love how elegant they look all sliced that way. Knowing me though, I am certain I'll go all the way through at least a time or two.
    These are perfect and so pretty!

  5. these look great - a nice twist on the typical mashed potatoes or baked potatoes that i normally make. will have to try these! by the way, make sure you pop by my blog when you're back in town - i got you for the SRC this month!

  6. These are great! Want to know a hint on how to cut them? Place 2 wooden chopsticks on the board, like railroad tracks, and put the potato on top. As you slice through, your knife will stop at the chopstick, and won't slice through. Voila! (visiting from Group D)

  7. Love the idea of onion stuffing!!

  8. I have ear-marked these! Fellow group D member

  9. I love the look of these potatoes..very simple and declicous! Great SRC pick!

  10. That is so simple n delicious !
    Loved it.

  11. I've seen these on PInterest and they look so cool. I will be trying these soon. Thanks!

  12. I think the onions make a wonderful addition. Cant wait to try it with them.

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