Parmesan Potatoes

I love these potatoes. They are my enemy, of course, being neither low-fat nor carb-free. But for fancy occasions, like Thanksgiving or Christmas (or a “snack” on a saturday because I’d sit down and eat the entire pan in one shot…), they are wonderful, and wonderfully easy. And oh, the way the house smells when you make them!!

Apologies for the approximate amounts. I just make this, I don’t measure it.

  • 8-10 med red potatoes, skinned and cut into bite-sized cubes (I’ve used unseasoned, frozen hash-brown potatoes in a pinch)
  • 1 cup each grated parmesan cheese (the stuff in the green can) and flour
  • 1 stick of butter

Preheat oven to 350.

Dump cheese and flour into a gallon zip-lock bag. Drain potatoes, but leave them wet (not drippy), put them in the bag with the cheesy flour, and toss until coated.

Chop butter in chunks and scatter in bottom of largeish baking dish or pan (should be big enough so the potatoes can spread out a little. You don’t want them piled in a wad), and put it in the oven to melt. When the butter is *just* melted (don’t let it brown), remove from oven and pour coated potatoes into butter. Toss a bit and put in oven.

Bake until potatoes are done and the cheesy flour has begun to turn golden & crisp.  You will need to stir/toss them occasionally while they’re cooking, and you might also have to add a little more butter, if the cheesy flour seems too dry.

Baking time will vary, depending upon the size of your potato chunks, but plan at least 30 min.

*note: you can add seasonings like salt, pepper, garlic, etc, to taste, but I just make them plain. I think they’re awesome without it.

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12 Responses to Parmesan Potatoes

  1. Jenny says:

    cheese & butter make everything better…lol

  2. Just a Mom says:

    That sounds sooo good!

  3. Joy says:

    Oh my!!! I’m salivating. I can’t wait to make these.

    BTW, I am working on a recipe tab all on it’s own but it’s slow going.

  4. Karen Joy says:

    That sounds great!These I will make for sure.And Joy,the recipe tab will be so nice!!

  5. Nikki says:

    cheese, butter and BACON! I bet some bacon in there would be good, but not too good for ya! 🙂 My family will love this and I WILL be making it. I love finding new ways to make potatoes.

  6. Sue says:

    These would be oh so yummy with our roast tonight!

  7. Laura says:

    ohmygosh BACON!!!!! That WOULD be awesome!

    I tried this coating on shrimp the other day. Didn’t work quite as well. The shrimp cooked too fast. But I’ve put it on chicken, and it did pretty well. The potatoes are BY FAR the best.

    I hope you guys enjoy them. They’re so incredibly easy, and they reheat pretty well, too.

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