OK, now I know what you're thinking. Right now you're rolling your eyes saying "SERIOUSLY, how in the heck am I supposed to make these?"
Now, I TOTALLY realize these aren't your average "whip up a quick weeknight dinner" kind of potatoes. They're for special occasions, like Thanksgiving and Christmas and anniversaries and birthdays.
The only two must haves for this recipe (besides the potatoes, obvs!) are a mandolin or a vegetable peeler and a muffin tin. Unless you're REALLY REALLY amazing with a knife, a regular kitchen knife won't get them thin enough. You want them to be potato chip thin! And the muffin tin is what holds their shape while they bake.
If you have trouble using your hands to form the "petals" , you can layer them straight into the muffin tin. Start on one side of one of the muffin cups and place slices of potato, slightly overlapping, as you go around in a circle (or semi-circle).
I can't stress this enough -- these don't have to look perfect!! This is a fun and festive way to serve potatoes and will look amazing REGARDLESS of how they look.