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Fondant Potatoes

Fondant Potatoes

I love potatoes more than the average southerner, and that is saying a lot! I am obsessed with them mashed, fried, garlic and herb roasted…..you name it. That little starch fiend is my friend! My sister in law Corey mentioned she made fondant potatoes one night and when she explained how to make it I was BEYOND intrigued. Sounds fancy but it’s actually rather easy to make so follow along!

So….FLIPPING melt in your mouth goodness!


  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • olive oil
  • 3-4 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp pepper
  • a bunch of thyme (I grab about 5-6 sprigs or more!)


First and foremost, you are going to want to preheat your oven to 400°. Grab a cast iron pan and set it on the stove over medium high heat.

Pour enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan and then begin to peel your potatoes. Cut either end off your potatoes and then slice them in half while keeping the sizes uniform so they cook evenly.

Make sure you cut them evenly so they all cook at the same time!

Salt and pepper your potatoes liberally so they are well seasoned. When the pan is good and hot, add the potatoes in and cook for about 3-5 minutes on each side until you get a good browning on either side of the potatoes.

Seasoned well and almost ready for a flipping!

At this point, put in your butter and wait until it melts.

Cube it up so it melts faster!

Once incorporated, transfer your potatoes to a baking dish and pour in the oil and butter from the pan while adding the chicken broth until it reaches halfway up the potato, along with the thyme.

Pop it into the oven for about 18-25 minutes to cook the potatoes all the way through and you are DONE!! I hope you enjoy this recipe and leave me a comment or two if you can!

I hope you make these soon! Save me some if you do!

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  1. Corey
    December 4, 2018 / 4:19 pm

    Delicious and creamy potatoes!

  2. December 5, 2018 / 7:19 am

    These look so yummy! This is such an easy recipe to follow. Thank you for sharing!

    • themaedaychronicles
      December 5, 2018 / 3:19 pm

      Thank you! You’re welcome doll!

  3. December 5, 2018 / 7:19 am

    These sound delicious, I will be giving them a try this weekend ☺

    • themaedaychronicles
      December 5, 2018 / 3:20 pm

      Yay! Comment back later and lemme know what you think!

  4. December 5, 2018 / 11:28 am

    Reminds me think of the Weird Al song “Addicted to Spuds.”

    • themaedaychronicles
      December 5, 2018 / 7:38 pm

      Lol!!!! Trueee

  5. December 5, 2018 / 11:39 am

    This is perfect. I’m actually going to try and make these tonight because all I have are potatoes and a few strange ingredients. This way I can test them out and perfect them for Christmas day.

    • themaedaychronicles
      December 5, 2018 / 7:40 pm

      Yay! Let me know what you think when you do!

  6. December 5, 2018 / 1:30 pm

    This looks delicious. I LOVE potato also & trying new recipes so I’m excited to try this!

    • themaedaychronicles
      December 5, 2018 / 9:31 pm

      Please do and if you do try, remember to leave a comment!!

  7. December 5, 2018 / 1:40 pm

    Oh yum! These look so good. I love when the ouside is crispy but the inside is true potato creamyness. At first when you said fondant potatoes I don’t know why I thought of the coating used when covering cakes and such lol this was a nice surprise. I’ll have to try this sometime!

    Cheers xx

    Rachel | http://www.myspottedblog.com

  8. December 5, 2018 / 2:05 pm

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! It looks delicious

    • themaedaychronicles
      December 5, 2018 / 10:06 pm

      Thank you for stopping by!!

  9. Stephanie Willett
    December 5, 2018 / 10:48 pm

    Looks yummy! Great job with easy to follow instructions!

  10. December 6, 2018 / 12:51 am

    Mmmm ? these make a change to having chips and mash all the time! Will definitely give this a go now we have a new cooker ?

  11. December 6, 2018 / 9:41 am

    Didn’t realise they were that straightforward to make! Will definitely want to try it out sometime. Really like the guide and photos!! X

  12. Keri
    December 8, 2018 / 3:38 am

    I’ve never seen a recipe like this! I can’t wait to try these. And I think my kids will love them! Great job with this one!!

  13. Zuri Walker
    December 10, 2018 / 11:56 am

    These look amazing! Would love to try these sometime! Thank you for sharing!

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