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Melting Potatoes

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Sides
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Pam / Original by Cook's Country


  • Metal rimmed half baking sheet or baking dish (NO glass)


  • 1 ½ lbs Yukon gold potatoes, peeled & cut into 3/4-1 inch rounds
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 ½ tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, smashed


  • Heat the oven to 500 degrees. Coat a rimmed half baking sheet or metal baking dish with cooking spray.
    Side Note: Don't use a glass baking dish because it may shatter in the oven at such a high temperature.
  • Peel the potatoes then square off the ends and cut crosswise into 3/4 to 1 inch thick disks.
  • Toss potatoes with the melted butter, thyme leaves, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Toss to coat evenly on each potato slice. Place the potatoes in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet/dish.
  • Roast the potatoes for 15 minutes then flip them over and continue to roast for 15 minutes.
  • Flip the potatoes once more then add the broth and smashed garlic cloves. Continue to roast for 12-15 minutes, or until tender. 
  • Remove from the oven and place on a serving plate then drizzle with the remaining sauce and garlic cloves. Serve immediately. Enjoy!