Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

If I ever talk about what I had for dinner, I will more than likely say the word potato or cheese at least five times. Potatoes are quite magical actually. They each grow up to be magnificent creations. Whether it be fries, mashed potatoes, potato soup, scalloped potatoes, or even parmesan roasted potatoes, they all have their own destiny to fulfill. I clearly have a deep connection with potatoes.

This is more technique than recipe since not all potatoes come in similar shapes or sizes, and some of us like more spices than others. Please feel free to add more or less of what I’m recommending, but you should start off with recommended measurements if you’re a fresh new cook.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of yellow potatoes cut into cubes
  • 2 1/2 tsp of olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tablespoons of parmesan cheese

Instructions:

First preheat reheat oven to 425 degrees and thoroughly wash the potatoes you will be using. I kept the skin on my potatoes but if you're against the vitamins that a potato's skin has to offer, by all means peel them.

After you've started up your oven, start cutting up your yellow potatoes into small cubes.

It will become a fire red paint party once you’ve added all of the listed seasonings and tossed them together until they are well mixed. By the way, it’s okay to use your clean hands for the tossing and rubbing. I did say paint party not delicate painting lessons.

Stick your baking dish in the oven for 20 minutes, toss around using tongs, and place the dish back into the oven for another 20 minutes. This will cook through small diced pieces but if you decided to cup up the potatoes into larger squares, you might need to keep them in the oven to bake a little longer.

Once they are done baking to a golden crispy texture, place them on a serving dish, add more parmesan if needed, sprinkle some salt or dried basil (if you have any), and demolish them as quickly as possible before anyone else wants to eat them. Just kidding. No but really, they are so good that you will not want to share with anyone but I recommend you be a nice person and share... some.

It’s really that simple. 

Side note: If you’re the type of person that will not waste any food, like me, you can make breakfast burritos the next morning using left over parmesan roasted potatoes and adding scrabbled eggs in the mix.

DIYevelyn flores