Crispy Herb Potato Stacks

These potato stacks are thinly sliced Yukon Gold potatoes coated in fresh herbs and butter and baked until they are nice and crispy. These are a wonderful side dish to any meal and they take minimal effort to make. 

One of my favorite things about potatoes is how versatile they are. These easy to make potato stacks taste amazing, look great, and are so easy to make. They go well with so many wonderful dishes that they are bound to be a staple in your house. Since you can make them in a muffin tin they are great for meal prep and packing your lunch. Plus they look really cool when you serve them. This side is sure to impress. 

In this recipe

This recipe uses very simple ingredients that is sure to let each of them shine, and with that the prep time is really quite short. 

Yukon potatoes: these are some of my favorite potatoes for this recipe. They tend to be on the smaller size which makes them perfect for this recipe. Plus the skin is very thin so it makes cooking these very easy.

Fresh herbs: while I use rosemary, thyme, and chives feel free to use any combination of herbs that you would like just keep the measurement around 6 tablespoons. 

Ingredients for potato stacks on a wooden cutting board
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Leave the skin on

This is one of the times that you want to make sure that you leave the skin of the potatoes on. There are a couple of reasons for this. The first is that it will help the potatoes keep their shape while cooking. Another is that it is what will make the whole stack crispy. Lastly it really helps when trying to remove the stacks from the muffin tin as the skin will keep the very thin slices from breaking apart. As an added bonus it saves on your prep time. Just make sure you wash them well before slicing. 

Thinly sliced potatoes
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Butter mixture for potato stacks
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Uncooked potato slices in a muffin tin
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Baked potato stacks in a muffin tin
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Don't worry they will shrink

One of the things you will notice is that the stacks of potatoes will sit quite a few slices over the tops of the cups of the tin. This is ok as the potatoes cook they will shrink down into the cups as you can see from my photos above. Another thing you can do the help facilitate this is to put the larger slices of potato on the top of the stacks. This will allow you to put more slices inside the cups as they won’t bend as much making your stacks more uniform in size and cook evenly. 

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Making the herb potato stacks

One of the things that I like to do is use my hands to make sure all of the slices are covered evenly. The next thing you want to do is make sure that each cup is filled to roughly the same height. This will ensure that they cook all at the same time and evenly. The best way to tell once the potatoes are done is to take a toothpick and insert it into the center of the stack. If it passes through easily then you are good to go. Another indication is that the top slice will look like a potato chip. 

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Crispy Herb Potato Stacks

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Thinly sliced potatoes tossed in butter and herbs and backed into a crispy stack.
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 308 kcal

Equipment

  • Mandoline
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Muffin tin

Ingredients
 
 

  • pounds Yukon gold potatoes thinly sliced 1/8" if possible
  • cup butter unsalted, melted
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons rosemary fresh, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons thyme chopped, fresh
  • 2 tablespoons chives fresh, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven 375°F, 190C or gas mark 5. Lightly grease a 12 cup muffin tin.
  • Using a mandoline or very sharp knife slice the potatoes into 1/8 inch thin slices.
  • In a large bowl, combine the butter, olive oil, lemon zest, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and herbs. Then add the potatoes and toss well to coat each slice as evenly as possible. Place a stack of potato slices into each of the tins. Put the largest slices near the top as they will shrink down while cooking.
  • Place the potatoes in the oven and bake uncovered for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick passes easily through all of the layers. The top layer might start to curl and look like a potato chip.
  • Top with maldon salt, or other finishing salt and additional chopped fresh herbs.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 308kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 4gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 329mgPotassium: 843mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 496IUVitamin C: 42mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 2mg
Nutrition Disclaimer*
Keyword Fresh Herbs, Potatoes, Stacks
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15 thoughts on “Crispy Herb Potato Stacks”

  1. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    5 stars
    I made these potato stacks last night as side and my son loved it. They are so easy to make and looks so fancy as well. This is going to be a regular in our menu.

  2. 5 stars
    I’m a big fan of potatoes but don’t think I’ve ever had them in this form of as stacks. This looks really tasty though, definitely something I want to try.

  3. 5 stars
    Oh my, this potato stack treat looks amazingly yummy! A perfect snack for any given occasion or for family movie time! I love this already!

  4. 5 stars
    What an impressive way to serve potatoes! 🙂 Using the muffin pan to make these is a genius idea. Definitely making these soon.

  5. 5 stars
    Delicious! Such a wonderful potato side dish. I love how crispy the potato edges got and how well they absorbed the butter and herb flavors.

  6. 5 stars
    We are potato lovers. These are super impressive for sure. I love the presentation. Perfect when having guests over for dinner. Sure to impress.

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