Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Eat Up: Parmesan Potatoes

One of Rhett's favorite foods (possibly his #1) is the potato. It's not the most nutritious vegetable, but I like them too, so I enjoy cooking them. I went to Trader Joe's with my friend Emily and she introduced me to the teeny tiny potatoes. They're so adorable! I went ahead and bought a couple of bags then searched for a recipe to try with them. In my Better Homes and Gardens cookbook, I found a recipe for parmesan potato wedges. I used the little potatoes cut in half instead of wedges and they turned out awesome!

Here's what you need:

  • 6 medium baking potatoes (about 2 pounds...or in my case a couple bags of teeny tiny potatoes)
  • 1/3 cup of butter, melted
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, crushed
First you line a 15x10x1 pan with parchment paper (I used foil). Cut each potato however you want (wedges, halved, etc). In a large bowl stir together butter, garlic, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Add potato wedges and stir to coat. Place the potatoes on the pan. 

Bake, uncovered in a 425 degree (F) oven about 30 minutes or until tender. 

I served them with some tilapia filets and it was a good dinner! Of course you'll notice there is a lack of non-starchy vegetables. I realized that I've been slacking in that area a few weeks ago, so I've been trying to be better about having greens and other veggies with our dinner. Some of our favorite options are okra, green beans, salad, and peppers (mainly in soup and chili).

If you guys like potatoes, you should seriously try this! It's super easy and really delicious. I put ketchup on some of them :) 


Oh, My Darling said...

Oh! Sweet, potato-y goodness!

Taj Acosta said...

Sounds so delish!! xx

blue roses said...

these look delicious, i bet the recipe would work well with fingerling potatoes too!

Amber said...

yumm, this sounds delicious! never thought to add parm! will have to try it :) thanks for sharing. lovely blog!

alicia said...

potatoes really are the best!