Roasted Chateau Potatoes

Sliced and roasted chateau potatoes
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
277 Calories
16g Fat
32g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 277
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 282mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 15mg 77%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 818mg 17%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

You may be familiar with chateaubriand, a dish made of the tenderloin cut of beef that originated in France. It is said to be named after François-René de Chateaubriand, a diplomat serving as an ambassador to Napoleon Bonaparte, and created by his chef, Montmireil. The details of the exact recipe, however—whether it was a tenderloin or a sirloin; was it served with a béarnaise or similar sauce—as well as the cooking technique (charred on the outside?) differ depending on where you get the information. What is consistent throughout, though, is that a chateaubriand was always served with chateau potatoes. 

Crispy around the edges and buttery rich, chateau potatoes are fantastic not only with chateaubriand but with any roasted beef or poultry dish. Traditionally cut into olive-shaped pieces, chateau potatoes taste just as delicious sliced, sautéed in butter, and seasoned with parsley.


  • 8 tablespoons (1/2 cup) unsalted butter

  • 2 pounds small potatoes, peeled and thinly cut crosswise

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.

  2. Melt the butter in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the potatoes in the butter for 5 minutes.

  3. Place the skillet into the oven and roast the potatoes, tossing often, for 20 minutes.

  4. Remove the skillet from the oven and sprinkle the browned potatoes with the chopped parsley, salt, and pepper. Serve the chateau potatoes immediately.

Recipe Variations

  • To save yourself some time, you can use smaller new potatoes or even fingerlings, and keep them whole instead of cutting into ovals. To recreate the same texture and flavor, you should still peel the potatoes before cooking. And whether you are using larger cut potatoes or smaller whole potatoes, you should pat them with a towel after peeling to absorb any moisture. The potatoes will crisp up better if their surface is nice and dry. 
  • For a little extra flavor, you can add garlic to this recipe. Peel but keep the cloves whole, and place in the pan with the potatoes and butter. Discard the garlic after removing the pan from the oven—you will be left with a delicious garlic butter sauce to spoon over the potatoes.​

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