Making lots of thin slices in these potatoes exposes their interiors so they better absorb the flavorful thyme-garlic butter. Getting the cuts even is a little tricky, but don’t worry if you slice all the way through by accident—the potatoes will still taste delicious. As they bake, the butter browns, developing a deep, nutty flavor; the browned butter is then drizzled over the potatoes as they finish cooking. Serve with chicken cordon bleu or prime rib.
What to buy: Look for potatoes that are similar in shape and size to help them cook evenly.