Ingredients

  • 1 large russet potato
  • 2 tablespoons clarified butter
  • Salt
  • Large cast iron pan

Steps

  1. Peel the potato and slice into very thin circles using a mandolin, maybe half a centimeter.
  2. Heat the pan and add clarified butter. Then arrange the potatoes in a circular fashion.
  3. Press something heavy on top and let cook for 10-15 minutes on a medium flame (depending on your stove) - making sure not to turn it up too high and burn the potatoes.
  4. The slower this goes, the less char you will have and the more even crispiness. Also, the thinner the potatoes, the crispier they will be.
  5. After 10 minutes, take the weight off the top and season the potatoes.
  6. Continue cooking until they are translucent on top. Also, the potatoes will shrink a bit, so you can rearrange them to make sure there are no gaps in your design.
  7. Check for color, flip and season other side.