Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

From Sunset, November 2003. A beautiful & simple potato presentation!

Directions

  1. Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 450. Pour butter into a large shallow baking pan about 1" deep and tilt to coat bottom completely. Working with 1 potato at a time, cut potato in half, lengthwise. Do not peel.
  2. Press and center a single parsley leaf on cut side of each potato half and season lightly with salt. (The starch in the potato will adhere the leaf rather like glue.).
  3. Put potatoes, cut sides down, into the butter in baking pan and roast (do not turn over) until undersides are golden and potatoes are tender, about 45 minutes.
  4. Potatoes can be kept warm with cut sides up for about 30 minutes (loosley cover with foil.).
  5. Of course, recipe can be easily altered for any number of servings.

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