This Mess Is Ours
Look, I know we are about to break some rules here, but I vote that you ditch the mashed potatoes this holiday season and opt for a pan full of perfectly roasted Christmas potatoes.
Slicing the potatoes this way before they're roasted causes them to fan apart leaving perfectly crisp edges and tender centers that practically melt in your mouth.
Prep Time: 15 Min
Cook Time: 40 Min
Preheat the oven to 425°. Wash and dry the potatoes then place them on a cutting board on their flattest side.
Place a potato between two chopsticks, to prevent you from slicing all the way through. Slice down from top until the knife touches the chopsticks. Repeat the process creating thin slices all the way down the length of the potato.
Arrange the potatoes on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 20 minutes, then remove from the oven and brush with olive oil and roast for an additional 20 minutes.