My mother used to make these potatoes all of the time when we were growing up. They were always so yummy and I remember watching her baste them and being so excited for dinner! It is funny how some foods always bring you back to a different time and a different place. My Mom’s Swedish Potatoes mean total comfort to me! To everyone else they are just plain delicious!
Mom’s Swedish Potatoes
- 4 potatoes - 4
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated or shredded (optional) - (more or less to taste)
- 1/4 cup breadcrumbs - 1/4 optional, more or less to taste
- 1/2 cup garlic butter melted - more or less to taste)
Prepare your potatoes, with or without the skin. Make the slices as thin as possible, at least 3/4 of the way through. Try to leave a thin uncut base so they appear to be in the shape of a fan. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Find a baking pan that will just hold all of your potatoes. You want as little extra space as possible but still enough to be able to baste your potatoes. Melt half of the butter in your baking pan. I just throw the baking pan in the oven while it is heating up and I am preparing the potatoes. Once butter is melted and your potatoes are prepared, put your potatoes in the baking pan, rolling them around in the butter first. Once they are situated, sprinkle the potatoes with salt and dot tops and in between slices with remaining butter. Bake for between 60 and 75 minutes, depending on the size of your potatoes. Baste the potatoes occasionally. At about the 40 minute mark add parmesan cheese, or whichever cheese you are using, and the breadcrumbs. My mother always sprinkled breadcrumbs on top. I never do anymore. I leave the decision up to you. Do not baste after you add cheese and breadcrumbs. You can broil these potatoes if you want at the end, I never felt I needed to. Enjoy!