Crispy Broiled "Fan" Potato Recipe

I'm a big potato fan, having grown up in a rural Nebraska home and now growing potatoes in our own family garden.  While I don't have a favorite potato, I do prefer thin, colorful skins and fluffy insides.  Potatoes that can be prepared a variety of ways tops my list.

The Albert Bartlett Rooster Potato is a top potato variety in Ireland and is now available in the US; it's also exclusive to Wal-Mart stores.  We picked up two bags of the potato (one larger one and one smaller one) and headed home to create a potato dish.  I decided on preparing the potato in the simplest way possible, in order to get the true experience of the potato.

Easy Crispy Baked Potato Fan Recipe

To enjoy this phenomenal variety (which I have really come to adore), I recommend this easy "fan potato" dish...

You will need only the Albert Bartlett Rooster Potato, Olive Oil in a mister spray can, and the seasonings of your choice.

First, slice up the potatoes in a fan fashion.  To do this, slice like you normally would to create thin rounds, but stop short of cutting all the way through to the bottom.  (You will leave 1/4 or less at the bottom where the potato meets the cutting board.)

Easy Crispy Baked Potato Fan Recipe

I find it easiest to cut starting at the right side, and turning the potato around when I get 3/4 of the way done (so I can do the other "end" on the right side, as well.)

Then, you'll place your potatoes in a baking dish or on a cookie sheet.  Spray them generously with the olive oil and season. I chose garlic salt, rosemary, and black pepper!

Easy Crispy Baked Potato Fan Recipe

Broil or bake at 400 degrees until the skins bubble and they are cooked all the way through.  For me, this meant about 15 minutes in my Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer.

Serve immediately with ketchup, sour cream, or another dipping sauce. (I chose Guacamole Ranch dressing with a bit of cilantro.)  If you are watching your weight, salsa is a very good choice, as well!