Make Ahead

Potato Onion DillĀ Biscuits

March 25, 2021
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Photo by maryanne
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 18 minutes
  • makes 8
Author Notes

Loaded with caramelized onions, potatoes, and dill, these flaky buttermilk biscuits are exceptional on their own or used to make delicious breakfast sandwiches! —maryanne

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chives
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, plus more for topping
  • 1/2 cup red potatoes, cooked and diced into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion, caramelized and finely diced
  • flaky sea salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Add all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt, dill, and chives to a large bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Add the butter, cooked potatoes, and caramelized onion. Use a pastry cutter or fork to break up butter into small, pea-sized pieces. Try to work quickly so as not to warm up the butter.
  4. Make a well in the middle of dough. Pour in 1/3 cup of buttermilk at a time, and use a wooden spoon to incorporate into mixture. Add only as much buttermilk as is needed to create a sticky dough.
  5. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and dust the top of the dough lightly with additional flour. Fold the dough over and onto itself 4-5 times to create layers of dough (this is what creates flakiness).
  6. Form into a 1-inch-thick disc. Use a 1-inch thick biscuit cutter (or similarly sized rim of a drinking glass) to cut straight down through the dough. Try not to twist cutter, as this will seal off the dough and prevent flakiness from being created.
  7. Repeat and place the biscuits on a baking sheet, making sure they are touching (this helps them rise uniformly).
  8. Gently re-form the dough scraps. Cut out 1 or 2 more biscuits and repeat until all of the dough is used.
  9. Brush the tops of the biscuits with additional melted butter, and sprinkle lightly with flaky sea salt.
  10. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until fluffy and light golden brown.
  11. If not eating immediately, let biscuits cool completely. Store in an airtight container for 2-3 days at room temperature or place in freezer for up to 3 months.

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1 Review

bhaner April 4, 2021
These biscuits are the best! I am making them today to accompany our Easter dinner. They almost melt in your mouth!