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Fondant Potatoes

Fondant Potatoes - Indulge yourself and your loved ones with these pillowy-soft, melt-in-your-mouth crispy potatoes roasted with butter, fresh herbs, and stock. So simple yet so divine - elegant enough to serve on a fancy date night!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine French
Keyword fondant potatoes, pommes fondant, potatoes, quick and easy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 199kcal
Author Imma


  • 4-5 large potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons (42 ml) cooking oil
  • 4 tablespoons (56 g) salted butter
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2-3 sprigs rosemary
  • 2-4 cloves garlic, optional
  • 1 cup (250 ml) chicken broth
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Peel the potatoes, rinse with cold water, and pat dry with paper towels. Then slice the ends off the potatoes so they lay flat on either side. Cut them into 2 inch thick slices.
  • Heat cooking oil in a large cast-iron or oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Place the potatoes cut-side down in a single layer, and cook until golden brown, 6 to 7 minutes. Flip and brown the other side for 4-5 minutes.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and drop in butter, thyme, rosemary, garlic, and chicken stock. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place in the preheated oven and bake, uncovered until the potatoes are fork-tender and creamy inside, about 30 minutes. If potatoes aren't tender, add 1/4 cup more stock and let it cook for 10 more minutes.
  • To check if the potatoes are tender, insert a skewer or toothpick in the thickest part of the potatoes it should slide in easily.
  • Spoon the butter mixture over the cooked potatoes, garnish with parsley, or sprigs of thyme, if desired. Serve warm.


  1. As much as possible, buy the same type and size to ensure that they will be cooked evenly. 
  2. Wash your potatoes with cold water to remove excess starch. Too much starch from your potatoes will prevent getting those nice crisp exterior. It is best to soak your potatoes in cold water for at least 20minutes or overnight.
  3. Feel free to use any herbs and spices you like.
  4. Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only. Please keep in mind that it is a rough estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary greatly based on the products used.


Serving: 60g | Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 315mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 364IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg