Recipe: Totally Decadent Roasted Potatoes

Posted by Wooly Dragon on

"Po-tay-toes! Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew." -Samwise Gamgee (Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien)

Who doesn't like potatoes? From French fries & tater tots to mashed potatoes to potato soup, the humble spud can be eaten plain or fancy with added sour cream, butter, cheese, etc. I recently tried a new (to me) recipe for roasted potatoes that made me soooo happy. It's easy to make, a one-dish effort and can be amended according to personal taste and/or what you have in your fridge.

Ingredients: Potatoes, Butter, Parmesan Cheese (the kind in the shaker can), Salt & Pepper

I used baby/new potatoes, but you can use whatever you have available.

First, pre-heat your oven to 375°F.

Take a baking dish (I used a 9" square Pyrex pan) and melt enough butter to cover the bottom of the pan. 

Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top of the butter use as little or as much as you'd like. The more cheese you use, the crispier the potatoes will get.

Slice the potatoes into approximately 1/2" rounds and place them in a single layer into the pan with the butter & cheese.

Pour more melted butter & cheese over the top of the potatoes and season with salt & pepper.

Roast uncovered for 30 minutes or until the tops of the potatoes are nicely browned.

I have also chopped uncooked bacon and sprinkled over the top. You can substitutes the potatoes with Brussels sprouts (cut them in half, cut sides down). I imagine this would also work with sweet potatoes! 

This is one of the recipes I hope to use with this year's crop of potatoes from my garden. Yum!


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