This rose-shaped potato gratin recipe by Food Wishes on YouTube would be perfect to make if you are making a romantic homemade dinner. The best way to make these potato gratins is to choose small potatoes that fit in the muffin tin for the perfect shape. This is an easy potato recipe if you have a food slicer to speed up the cutting process. There’s no special process to make these potato gratins, but it’s amazing how the potatoes curl up on the edges into a rose shape.
- 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick)
- 1 tablespoon minced rosemary or 2 tablespoon thyme leaves
- freshly ground black pepper and cayenne to taste
- 3/4 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
First, melt the butter and grease the muffin pan. Save the rest for later. Prep the potatoes by using a vegetable slicer. If you do not have one, you can cut them into thin slices using a knife. Place them in a large bowl, and add salt, black pepper, cayenne, and fresh herbs. Drizzle the melted butter over the potatoes and mix with your hands. Grate some cheese over the potatoes, and toss to mix. Continue to watch Food Wishes tutorial on YouTube for full instructions and details.
Next, fill and transfer the potato slices into the muffin tins. Stack them on top and alternate each piece. Place them in the oven to bake at 400F for 45-60 minutes.
Note: if the potatoes aren’t tender, but they start to burn, cover with foil and cook for more time. Overall, this is an interesting way to make potato gratins, but I think it’s super creative. Also, it’s a great way to make a side dish for Valentine’s Day or for a homemade dinner for a special occasion.