I had to work with this recipe quite a bit after seeing the early reviews at one star. I added in finely chopped onion, and spread all the seasonings throughout the dish. I also added a bit of bacon drippings in with the oil for flavor as well. It was okay.
Crispy Potatoes with Fennel
Photo: Jim Franco; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell
These thinly sliced potatoes are the perfect side dish for a company-worthy meal.
Yield: Makes 8 servings
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1 Hour, 5 Minutes
- 1 fennel bulb
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 pounds red potatoes, thinly sliced
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1. Preheat oven to 475°. Rinse fennel thoroughly. Trim and discard root end of fennel bulb. Trim stalks from bulb, reserving fronds for another use. Thinly slice bulb.
- 2. Add oil to a 9-inch cast-iron skillet. Arrange half of potato slices in skillet. Layer with fennel slices and remaining potatoes. Sprinkle with thyme, salt, and pepper. Cover with aluminum foil.
- 3. Bake at 475° for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 more minutes or until vegetables are browned. Serve hot or at room temperature. If desired, transfer to serving bowl.
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