Crispy Ribbon Potatoes Recipe: Looking for the perfect side for your meal? These delicious ribbon potatoes are crispy, cheesy, and full of garlicky goodness!
For Easter a few weeks ago, Jeremy and I decided to make a nice dinner at home. Since we’re all quarantined at home right now, going for our usual Easter dinner at Jer’s family’s house just wasn’t an option.
For our at-home Easter dinner, we shopped our fridge, freezer, and pantry rather than going to the store to buy groceries specifically for this dinner, and, with a little creativity, we came up with a pretty delicious spread of food.
While Jeremy focused on the ham, I made the sides. One side dish that was a total success was this Crispy Ribbon Potatoes Recipe. I don’t know about you, but there are few things I love a much as crispy and cheesy potatoes – yum.
How long does this recipe take to make?
This recipe takes approximately an hour and a half to make.
The most time consuming and challenging part is placing the potatoes into the pan in a flower-like shape. You may find that they slip, slide, and flop around a bit which will mean you’ll have to take a bit more time and care to place your potato slices. But, once they’re all in place you’re going to love how it looks, and your guests are definitely going to think you’re a pro.
Tools You’ll Need:
- a mandolin slicer
- a tart pan or round cake pan
Crispy Ribbon Potatoes Recipe
4 Yukon Gold potatoes
1/4 Cup of Butter or Margarine (melted)
1 – 2 Cloves of Garlic (chopped finely)
1/4 Cup of Parmesan Cheese (or any cheese you like)
Salt and Pepper
Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees.
While your oven is heating up, begin prepping your potatoes. Start by washing them thoroughly and removing any dirt from the surface.
Then cut your potatoes in halves. This will make it easier to slice them on your mandolin.
Next, using your mandolin, slice the potatoes in 1/16″ (1.5mm) or 1/8″ (3mm). I went with 1/16 as I wanted my potatoes to be very thinly sliced. Be very careful and use your mandolin guard to protect your hands.
Once all your potatoes are thinly sliced, put them into a bowl.
Once in the bowl, pour the melted butter over top and add in your garlic, salt, and pepper. Then, mix using either a spoon or your hands until all the potatoes are fully coated.
Take your cake or tart pan and coat the pan with butter or margarine.
Now, begin placing your slices of potato in the pan. You’ll want to first line the outer edge with the potato slices flat against the edge, and then build in rows going toward the center, pinching and folding them into a flower-like shape as you go. This does take some time and can be challenging.
Once your potatoes are in a flower-like shape, then it’s time to top with a little bit more salt and pepper and place them into the preheated oven for 20-30 minutes.
After 20 – 30 minutes remove your potatoes from the oven. Spread the parmesan cheese over top of the potatoes and place back into the oven for another 20-25 minutes or until the top is melted and crispy.
Then remove from the oven and serve up!
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