Thyme & Brie Slow-Fried Potatoes

Soft potatoes slow cooked with garlic and thyme and covered in melted brie. These Thyme & Brie Slow-Fried Potatoes really are something special. 

A decadent potato side dish 

These Thyme & Brie Slow-Fried Potatoes are one of my favourite ways to cook potatoes. They are incredibly delicious and don’t require that much effort. Once you have sliced the potatoes, this recipe is really quite simple and doesn’t need much attention. This makes it great to concentrate on the rest of the meal or just put your feet up!

This isn’t an everyday dish as the brie does make is a bit more decadent. But it is a delicious side dish for a slightly more special occasion. It is also a great way to use up leftover brie that you may have from a cheeseboard or from Christmas!

Lazy, weekend cooking 

These Thyme & Brie Slow-Fried Potatoes lend themselves to being cooked at the weekend because as the name suggests they are cooked slowly. It does take a little bit of time as each potato needs to be hand cut. If you really want to speed up the process, you could use a mandolin or slicing attachment on a food processor. The slices would be quite a bit thinner so they would be quicker to cook but it would still taste as good. 

How many people does this serve?

This recipe is enough to serve four people as a side as a normal sized portion. However if you are particularly hungry (like I always am); it could also serve two people.  These Thyme & Brie Slow-Fried Potatoes are guaranteed to be very popular so I would always recommend you do a few more potatoes encase people ask for seconds (which they will!). 

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5 from 3 votes

Thyme & Brie Slow-Fried Potatoes

Soft potatoes slow cooked with garlic and thyme and covered in melted brie. These Thyme & Brie Slow-Fried Potatoes really are something special. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine French
Keyword Cheese, Potatoes, brie
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 254 kcal
Author Curly's Cooking


  • 500 g waxy new potatoes
  • 1 medium onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 25 g butter
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 100 g brie


  1. Cut the potatoes into slices approximately 5mm in width
  2. In a large, shallow pan melt the butter and the oil. Once melted add the onions and fry very slowly for a couple of minutes until they are pale and golden
  3. Next add the potatoes, garlic, salt, pepper and thyme leaves. Make sure you stir the potatoes so they are completely covered in the butter and oil. Cover the pan and leave on the lowest heat to cook slowly for 40-50 minutes. Stir them every so often to make sure they don't stick to the bottom of the pan
  4. Test to see if the potatoes are cooked by sticking the point of a knife into them. If the knife goes in easily, they're done if not give them a few more minutes before testing again
  5. Once the potatoes are cooked, lay slices of brie onto the potatoes and cover with the lid for a couple of minutes. Once the brie has melted, serve.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is given as a guide only and my vary. 

Nutrition Facts
Thyme & Brie Slow-Fried Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 784mg34%
Potassium 59mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 470IU9%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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