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Pavé the Way Forward

Pavé the Way Forward

This may be a hot take, but I think it’s perfectly fine to skip the Thanksgiving roast, as long as there are potatoes on the table. Mashed, roasted, sauteed, or fried; it’s simply not a harvest feast without some form of spuds. You can even invite several people to the event. There’s always room for another starchy side.

What Is Potato Pavé?

Some call them “thousand layer potatoes” or “15 hour potatoes” thanks to TikTok, but their roots go much deeper than that. Similar to hasselback, accordion, and tornado potatoes with their endless crispy layers, potato pavé have been around for centuries. The French word for these golden bricks is “pâte”, which means pressed potato. Cobblestone. Their time-consuming preparation makes them unsuitable for weeknight meals, but they are perfect for special occasions.

How It’s Made

To create this masterpiece, you’ll layer these paper-thin potato slices in a meticulous mosaic, infusing each crevice with rich coconut milk and sriracha-spiked bee-free honey. The assembled strata are baked and then compressed into compact layers. They remain delicate, but they’re stable enough to be…

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