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Shallot-Sage Accordion Potatoes

To prep ahead, bake through step 2. Let cool, cover, and refrigerate, up to 2 days. Let sit at room temperature 1 hour before proceeding as directed.

  • prep: 30 mins
    total time: 1 hour 45 mins
  • servings: 8

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Ingredients

  • 8 medium Yukon Gold potatoes (about 2 pounds)
  • 6 shallots, thinly sliced crosswise
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, room temperature, divided
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage leaves

Cook's Note

Although impressive-looking, these potatoes couldn't be simpler. The finishing touch? A coating of sage butter.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Make deep cuts into each potato, 1/4 inch apart, without completely cutting through. Place shallots in each cut (using about half the shallots) and season with salt and pepper. Arrange potatoes, cut sides down, in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish; dot with 2 tablespoons butter. Scatter remaining shallots around potatoes.

  2. Step 2

    Tightly cover dish with foil and bake until potatoes are tender, about 40 minutes, flipping halfway through.

  3. Step 3

    Uncover and bake 15 minutes. Meanwhile, combine sage and remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees. Top potatoes with sage butter; scoop up loose shallots and divide among potatoes, then bake until golden and crisp, 10 to 15 minutes more.

Source
Everyday Food, November 2012

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