These Accordion Skillet Potatoes are very similar to a scalloped potato recipe, but still very different. Usually, scalloped potatoes have lots of cheese and butter, or even canned condensed soups as a base. My mom used to make scalloped potatoes with cream of mushroom soup; it was delicious, but I wanted a simple, rustic side dish without too many add-ins.
The accordion part of this recipe is optional, of course. I just like to make food as pretty as possible, because, that’s who I am, and we all know that we eat with our eyes first. Right?
Whenever I prepare a meal at home, I like it to look just as good as it tastes. That’s not always possible, but in most cases, it takes very little effort to make something look a little extra special.
As in the case with scalloped potatoes, you’ll need to use a mandolin (unless you have killer knife skills!) to get the perfect, evenly sliced potato. Doing so, allows you to create the accordion look very easily. Just be sure to slice one potato at a time and lay it in the skillet. Then, simply press your hand down on the potato to fan it out. When making this, be sure to nestle the potatoes close together so that they maintain their shape.
Now, Dear Reader, I know this dish looks a mess, but in my humble opinion, it still looks very tasty. As with any dish that has cream, there’s a risk of the cream bubbling up and over the side. Be sure to bake this on a sheet pan, unless you enjoy cleaning the bottom of your oven. #whatevermakesyouhappy
The flavours of this Accordion Skillet Potato scream homemade and fall. The potato slices are fork tender, the flavours of cream, butter, and thyme permeate your kitchen and soothe your senses. This is most certainly a dish that will be made over and over again in our home. Perfect for a Thanksgiving side, right!?
- 6 medium sized white potatoes, thinly sliced
- Non-stick cooking spray
- ½ cup butter, cubed
- 1 cup half and half cream
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese, for garnish
- Scallions, sliced, for garnish
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Spray a skillet with non-stick cooking spray.
- Arrange the potatoes in an accordion fashion in the skillet.
- Pour the cream over the potatoes.
- Sprinkle the salt, pepper, and thyme evenly over the potatoes.
- Drop the cubes of butter over top.
- Place the skillet on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes.
- Remove from oven, garnish with parmesan and scallions. Serve immediately!