Do you ever find yourself obsessing over a certain recipe, ingredient or type of cuisine? You’re constantly thinking about it, imagining yourself making — and more importantly — eating it? Your family groans at dinnertime, because you’re serving up that very same thing to them for the third time in less a week. Well, I have a confession to make. I am currently experiencing a food obsession with these Brown Butter Sage Potato Stacks.
Super fun to make, these are gorgeous little towers of soft and fluffy potato slices with delightful crispy edges. And the flavor combination of the nutty brown butter, earthy sage, and sweetly salty gruyere cheese is simply out of this world. Trust me, once you taste them you may just develop a food obsession of your own.
How To Serve Brown Butter Sage Potato Stacks
Not only are these Brown Butter Sage Potato Stacks delectable, they are super versatile too. Here are just a few ways I love to serve them:
- They make such an elegant side dish for almost any main course. The flavor complements everything from beef and chicken to pork and even seafood.
- Serve them with burgers instead of the usual french fries.
- Great for weekend brunches, these stacks pair nicely with all sorts of egg dishes.
- You can also serve them as an appetizer; add some festive toothpicks and they’re perfect for a cocktail party.
- I’ve even made them with the kids (they love stacking the potatoes in the muffin tins) as a fun afternoon snack.
How Do I Make Brown Butter?
It’s really quite simple to make brown butter. All you’re really doing is cooking butter long enough to turn the milk solids brown while getting rid of the water content. It does require a watchful eye, as the butter can easily if not careful. Following these steps will help you achieve brown butter perfection:
- First, cut unsalted butter into small, evenly-sized pieces so it will melt and cook evenly. Then place the butter a light-colored pot or pan; this is important as you will need to be able to see how dark the butter gets as it cooks.
- Next turn on the heat to medium and let the butter melt. Stir or swirl the butter constantly, until in starts to become a light tan color. You will want to remove the pan from the heat and keep stirring, since the butter will continue to cook.
- When the butter is a nut brown color, pour it into a bowl to stop the cooking process.
More Delectable Potato Recipes
- 4 long and skinny potatoes skin peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 ⁄4 cup of butter melted
- 15 leaves of sage thinly chopped
- 1 teaspoon of onion powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons of Gruyere cheese grated
- 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese
- Fresh parsley to garnish optional
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease 12 muffin cavities.
- In a medium bowl add melted butter, seasonings, and cheese together and mix.
- In a large bowl, add in sliced potatoes and toss in butter mixture and mix to coat potatoes.
- To the muffin cavities add an even layer of potatoes throughout each cavity.
- Bake potato stacks for 45 minutes on the middle rack.
- Remove from oven, garnish with parsley and additional grated cheese if desired. Let sit for 3-4 minutes before removing potato stacks. Serve.