No. 1 : Quick Recipe
French Potato Thyme Tart
- 1 ½ Pounds Yukon Gold Potatoes, sliced 1/8” thick (a mandolin or very sharp knife are the best tools for this job!)
- 2 TB Unsalted Butter, Melted
- 2 TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 Tsp Fresh Thyme Leaves
- 1 Tsp Sea Salt
- ½ Tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- Sour Cream or *Crème Fraiche
- Fresh Thyme Leaves for Garnish
Preheat the oven to 375F. Pat the potatoes dry. Toss the potatoes in a bowl with 1 TB of the butter, oil, thyme, salt and pepper.
Brush the sides and bottom of an oven proof 6 or 7-inch skillet, (preferably cast-iron) with 1 TB of butter. Arrange the potatoes in a circular fashion starting at the edge and working towards the center. Continue making layers with the potatoes until the skillet is full.
Tightly cover the pan with aluminum foil and place it over medium heat. Cook to brown the potatoes on the bottom about 15 minutes. (If your skillet is not cast-iron cook for 10 minutes.)
Place in the 375F oven for about 20 minutes or until a knife pierces a potato easily. Remove from the oven and place a plate on top of the skillet – turn the skillet over to release the tart. Cut into wedges and serve, dolloped with sour cream or *crème fraiche.
No. 2 : Kitchen Scoop
*Creme Fraiche is the traditional accompaniment to this potato tart. It is a rich and delicious heavy cream similar to the texture of sour cream.
No. 3 : Clever Idea
The secret to this tart is patting the potatoes dry before tossing them with the butter, oil and arranging them in the skillet. Dry them with a paper towel or clean kitchen towel.
No. 4 : Cheers!
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