Parmesan Crusted Potatoes
Parmesan Crusted Potatoes are a delightful side dish that combines the creamy interior of perfectly cooked potatoes with a crispy and savory Parmesan cheese crust. This dish is a symphony of flavors and textures, making it a versatile addition to any meal.
For the dip
Halve the potatoes. Toss them in a bowl with the olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
Line a baking dish with parchment paper. Sprinkle with the parmesan cheese.
Arrange the potatoes on top, cut-side down. Brush the potatoes with any olive oil left in the bowl.
Bake in a preheated oven at 400F/200C for 30 minutes or until golden.
For the dip just mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
Serve warm and enjoy!
- This dish offers ample room for customization. You can experiment with various herbs and spices to match your preferences or complement the flavors of your main dish.
- Russet and Yukon Gold potatoes are great choices for Parmesan Crusted Potatoes. They have a creamy texture that pairs well with the crispy Parmesan crust.
- Don't skimp on the grated Parmesan cheese. A generous amount ensures a flavorful and crispy crust. You can even sprinkle some extra cheese on top before baking.
- Season the potatoes with your choice of herbs and spices. Garlic powder, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper are classic choices, but you can get creative with your preferred seasonings.
- Toss the potatoes with the olive oil and seasonings in a large bowl to ensure even coating. This helps distribute the flavors uniformly.
- Preheat your oven to the recommended temperature (around 400°F or 200°C) before placing the potatoes inside. A hot oven helps in achieving that crispy crust.
- Keep a close eye on the potatoes, especially during the last few minutes of baking, to prevent over-browning or burning.
- For a burst of color and freshness, garnish the Parmesan Crusted Potatoes with freshly chopped parsley or your favorite fresh herbs before serving.
Frequently Asked Questions
To prevent the Parmesan crust from burning, be sure to watch the potatoes closely during the last few minutes of baking. If you notice that the crust is browning too quickly, you can tent the baking dish with aluminum foil or lower the oven temperature slightly.
To reheat leftover Parmesan Crusted Potatoes, place them in a preheated oven at a lower temperature (around 350°F or 175°C) until they are warmed through. This will help maintain their crispiness.
While Parmesan cheese is a classic choice for this dish due to its sharp flavor and ability to create a crispy crust, you can experiment with other hard cheeses like Pecorino Romano or Asiago for variations in flavor.
Parmesan Crusted Potatoes are delicious on their own, but you can also serve them with various dipping sauces. Marinara sauce, aioli, garlic mayo, or even a simple yogurt-based dip with herbs and lemon juice make great accompaniments. And ofcourse we think our sauce is also a great addition.
To make Parmesan Crusted Potatoes vegan, you can use dairy-free Parmesan-style cheese and replace the olive oil with a plant-based alternative like vegetable oil or melted vegan butter.