Domino Potatoes

Lisa Dearen


Potatoes are great pantry staples to have on hand. They’re easy to mash or bake, and they’re just as delicious as a hot side dish as they are in a good old fashioned potato salad.

Lisa Dearen of Whisk & Cleaver shares a simple trick for dressing up the humble spud: Domino Potatoes. When she set out to make these fancy-looking potatoes the first time, she “felt a sense of ‘oh, no, this looks complicated’ descend upon” her, but she once she got started, she realized the recipe wasn’t tricky at all. She had imagined needing to use a mandolin to slice the potatoes, but dispensed with the idea, finding that a sharp knife worked well just as well for the job as any specialized tool. After aligning her thinly sliced potatoes in a roasting pan, she added a bit of butter and rosemary and popped them in the oven.

This straightforward recipe sounds perfect for even the pickiest eaters at the dinner table. Imagine how pretty these tidy rows of potatoes would look on your dinner plate with grilled steak and roasted asparagus. Try something new today!




This straightforward, easy-to-prepare Domino Potatoes recipe sounds perfect for the even the pickiest eaters at the dinner table.

Lisa is a California girl living and raising her family in San Diego. She’s the founder of Whisk & Cleaver, an online cooking journal chronicling her attempts to work her way through her massive recipe collection while exploring new tastes, textures, and techniques. Lisa is also a freelance copywriter whose client list includes Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, Qualcomm, and Peregrine Systems. As a feature writer, Lisa’s articles on travel and healthy lifestyles have appeared in the San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego’s Living in Style magazine, and the Tucson Desert Leaf. When not making a mess in the kitchen, Lisa is developing a baby book for adoptive and surrogate parents. Share her cooking adventures at Whisk & Cleaver.