Fanned Potatoes

June 2nd, 2009

Every once in a while, a dish catches your eye and you think “yes, this is something I would fix on a regular basis”. That happened to me the other day when I was half-heartedly watching the Food Network and cleaning the house. Guy Fieri was on, and though I don’t ususally watch his show, he does have some great ideas. He was cooking several dishes at the same time, but the potato dish looked so interesting and easy that I stopped what I was doing and went to the computer to copy the recipe. I fixed the potatoes that very night because they are not complicated or require any exotic ingredients. But, because of the simple method of fanning the potatoes in the pan and then transferring the cooked potatoes in the same manner to the plate, you have an elegant presentation for family or guests. It is true, we eat with our eyes first and I find this a visually pleasing way to serve lowly potatoes. And they taste good too.
1 Tbls butter
2 Tbls olive oil
1 yellow onion, sliced
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
3 Russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch slices
Salt and Pepper
1 Tbls paprika
1/4 cup white wine
1 cup chicken stock
Parsley for garnish
Slice the potaotes and set aside. Heat a 10″ to 12″ saute pan and add the butter and olive oil. Add the onions and garlic and saute until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the potatoes and fan out evenly. Season with salt and pepper and paprika. Deglaze with white wine and chicken stock. Cover and cook over medium heat until most of the liquid is absorbed and the potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

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8 responses to “Fanned Potatoes”

  1. Penny, these potatoes are terrific looking. You are right – we eat with our eyes first. I’ll definitely give these a try.
    I don’t normally watch Guy either but he has such a good time and adds lots of enthusiasm, it makes him very charming.

  2. Mary says:

    What a beautiful way to present a dish. I have to try these very soon.

  3. Katy ~ says:

    Did someone say POTOTOES! YUM YUM I love my potatoes.This looks like a really great way to prepare them and different than the mashed that I usually come up with. Great find. Great share!

  4. Rosabela says:

    My husband and I love potatoes as a side dish. This is a great one to try. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Penny, those potatoes look wonderful! It does seem like an easy recipe and I am going to try it soon! Thanks..

  6. Claudia says:

    This is a grand potato dish – I love all the flavors – and my midwestern husband adores his potatoes – and I won’t lie – so do I! And it’s lovely to look at!

  7. Robin Sue says:

    It is the simple and super delicious dishes that catch my eye all the time too. Wonderful dish!

  8. That potato dish looks so beautiful and delicious! My family is very into cooking and there is already one Bakery/Sandwich shop in the family and daughter #3 dreams of owning her own tea room. Everyone cooks SO much better than I ever did..and the questions for Mom have pretty much halted as they surpassed me. Going to their homes for dinner is like going to a high end restaurant!
    I was… 🙂 delighted when I saw your hair! I have just this past year let mine grow out after becoming disgusted with having a white line around my face three days after having it colored!
    At this date…I am nearly ready to make the last trim to get the balance of the dye off it.
    I am still shocked when I pass a window and see my reflection.
    Now..I AM going to try those potatoes! They look amazing and SO simple to make! Thank you for sharing that simple and delicious looking potato recipe.
    It’s so nice to meet you!

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