Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Perfect Potato

I was looking for an easy side dish to accompany my pan-seared filets and was intrigued by the seemingly simplistic preparation of this dish. I can honestly tell you that I chose it not because it sounded amazing or unique, but simply because it appeared to be a no fuss side. And while it did live up to its "Real Simple" promise, it exceeded my expectations in the flavor department. The grated Parmigiano Reggiano I used in the recipe blended with the olive oil to form an almost paste like substance that roasted along with the potatoes and morphed into a heavinly, crusty cheese-like jacket that surrounded each potato piece. This recipe was a real pleasent surprise and I will most assuredly add it to my arsenal of quick and amazing side dishes.

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes
Adapted from Real Simple June 2006

Ingredients
  • 1 pounds new potatoes, unpeeled, quartered into 1-inch chunks
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme
Preparation

Heat oven to 400° F.

In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients.

Toss to coat the potatoes. Transfer to a roasting pan, baking sheet or 9-by-13-inch baking dish.

Roast, stirring once,

until golden brown and crisp, about 40 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Click Here for My Adapted Printable Recipe

18 comments:

themilkmanswife said...

I have a feeling I've just found my husband's new favorite side dish. YUM!! He loves roasted potatoes and if they're cheesy, even better! I'm going to try these this weekend. Thanks for sharing! :)

Jennifer said...

is it wrong that I am swooning over your potatoes this late at night? no it isnt! YUM! these sound incredible! I cant wait to try these out!!

Dave -nibbleanibble said...

Lovely potatoes. I'm loving the texture.

bakinandeggs said...

Roasted potatoes are one of our favorite side dishes and this looks like a great option to mix it up! Yum!!!

Colin's Mom said...

I love simple, yet tasty dishes! I've made this one a ton and it always amazes me that such simple things make the potatoes shine and taste so yummy. Oh and good for you for tackling the "15 Things..." list!

Spryte said...

Wow! They do look simple and delicious!!

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

These look great! I made Parmesan Roasted Potatoes from Gourmet magazine a few months ago, and they were amazing. Yours look even better!

Debbie said...

They look delicious. I will have to try this recipe sometime...

Phoebe and Cara, the Quarter-Life Cooks said...

Oh wow, those look extraordinary. I think I may have to go make them for lunch. Normally I'll just melt cheese on top of my roasted potatoes, but this takes it to the next level.

Kenzey said...

YUMMY! These potatoes look AMAZING!

Tupper Cooks! said...

I made these taters last night and they were some of the best I've ever made. I've done a lot of roasted potatoes like this, but had never used parm. I found the missing link. I wish I had the filet to accompany au poivre style, but I substituted sirloin. It made a great meal on a sub-zero night. The recipe is a keeper!

Anonymous said...

Super Yummy! I made these last night with Yukons (it's what I had on hand), and DH was sad I didn't make more. Thanks for posting- it will be my new go to side dish!!

megan said...

I'm always looking for new ways to make potatoes. My husband loves them. I'll definitely be trying this. They look so good!

Spiele said...

totally agree this recipe is perfect

Krista said...

I'm sure that these would be a hit at our dinner table as well. Great find!

Jacktels Kochbuch said...

The potatoes look perfect from the deed. Delicious

Ariane said...

I just made these for dinner and they were soooo good. We were fighting over the last one! Everyone must try them, they were simple and rediculously delicious!

Simon said...

wow these look great. can't wait for these meals to make it back to new orleans.

simon