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Easy Fondant Potatoes

One of the most decadent potato recipes in my opinion, Fondant Potatoes are so, so, so delicious. Great when entertaining dinner party guests, the recipe isn't actually all that difficult.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine French
Keyword Butter Potatoes, Easy Fondant Potatoes, Fondant Potatoes, Potato Recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 989kcal
Cost $3


  • Pan
  • Oven
  • Vegetable Peeler (recommended)


  • 8 large Potatoes peeled
  • 200 grams Butter
  • 2 tbsp Oil something neutral with a high smoke point
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 2 sprigs Rosemary optional


  • Cut your potatoes down to cylinders that are about 3-4 cm tall. You can use a cookie cutter, a knife, a vegetable peeler, or a combination of the three. Round the edges of one side so it forms a sort of dome. See pictures for reference.
  • In a pan add the oil and turn the heat up to max. Place the potatoes rounded side down and let fry for a few minutes, until evenly browned.
  • Lower the heat to medium low, flip the potatoes, add all the butter and rosemary, as well as a sprinkling of salt. Let cook for another minute or two, until all the butter is melted.
  • Pop the entire pan into an oven preheated to 210 degrees Celsius and bake for about 20 minutes. Test the center with a toothpick and if there is zero resistance then they are done, if you feel any resistance at all pop them back in for another 5 minutes and then test again.
  • When the potatoes are done let them rest for a couple minutes, then serve and enjoy!


The nutritional facts are a bit screwed up because you do cut away about 70% of the potatoes in this recipe. Also, the potatoes only absorb around half of the butter, so while this is by no means a healthy dish, the serving is not even close to 1000 calories per serving size. 


Calories: 989kcal | Carbohydrates: 129g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 411mg | Potassium: 3119mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1264IU | Vitamin C: 145mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 6mg