Tater Essentials: Potato Mounds

Andy Anderson !


If you are tired of the same old potatoes, you might want to give these a try. They are easy to assemble, and make a very nice presentation for your next dinner party or soiree.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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2 - 3
45 Min
25 Min



  • 1/4 c
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 3 clove
    garlic, smashed
  • 1 large
    potato, russet variety
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    salt, kosher variety, to taste
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    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • ·
    hungarian paprika, to taste

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    crème fraîche, for a topping
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    fresh oregano, chopped, for a garnish
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    parmesan cheese, grated for a garnish

How to Make Tater Essentials: Potato Mounds


  2. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Add the olive oil, and garlic to a small saucepan over low heat.
  4. Keep the heat very low, and allow the garlic to infuse into the olive oil, about 30 to 45 minutes.
  5. Remove from the heat, and reserve.
  6. Cut the russet potato into thin slices.
  7. Chef’s Tip: A mandoline is a great way to achieve even slices.
  8. Chef’s Note: Do not place the potato slices into cold water, the starches will help to hold them together.
  9. Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 400f (205c).
  10. Brush a bit of the oil into the bottoms of the muffin tin cups.
  11. Chef’s Tip: To make extraction of the potato stacks simpler, you could always use paper muffin cups… That’s what I’m doing.
  12. Lay a potato slice in the bottoms of the cups and brush with some of the oil.
  13. Add a pinch or two of the salt, pepper, and paprika.
  14. Repeat with the remaining slices, by brushing with oil, and adding a bit of the spices until the stacks reach the top of the cups.
  15. Chef's Note: My technique here is to lay a slice down, and add a bit of oil, then add a touch of salt, then lay a second slice down, and add oil and a bit of pepper, then add a third slice down, add oil, and a dusting of paprika. Then, repeat the process until the tin is full. That way I don't feel like I'm overwhelming the mound with too much spice.
  16. Place in the preheated oven and bake until golden brown, about 25 – 30 minutes.
  18. Garnish with some chopped oregano, parmesan cheese, and/or sour cream (if using), and serve with your favorite dishes. Enjoy.
  19. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Tater Essentials: Potato Mounds

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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