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Roasted Garlic Parmesan Potatoes

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Potatoes

Discover the perfect side dish with these Roasted Garlic Parmesan Potatoes, where each bite offers a crispy exterior and a fluffy interior. This dish highlights the harmonious blend of aromatic garlic, rich Parmesan cheese, and earthy herbs, creating a flavourful and comforting accompaniment to any meal. Originating from a classic approach to roasting potatoes, this recipe adds a sophisticated twist with the infusion of Parmesan and garlic, transforming simple ingredients into an unforgettable culinary experience. Ideal for dinner parties or a family Sunday roast, these potatoes are sure to impress.

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Potatoes

Preparation Time and Servings:

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes

  • Cook Time: 45 minutes

  • Total Time: 1 hour

  • Servings: 4

Ingredients List:

  • 1kg (2.2 pounds) baby potatoes, halved

  • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil

  • 5 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2 cup (50g) grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Preheat Oven and Prepare Potatoes: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). In a large bowl, toss the halved baby potatoes with olive oil, ensuring each piece is well coated.

  2. Season: Add the minced garlic, grated Parmesan, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper to the bowl. Toss until the potatoes are evenly coated with the seasoning.

  3. Arrange on Baking Tray: Spread the potatoes in a single layer on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, ensuring the cut side is facing down.

  4. Roast: Place the tray in the oven and roast for 45 minutes, or until the potatoes are golden and crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

  5. Garnish and Serve: Remove the potatoes from the oven, transfer to a serving dish, and sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley. Serve immediately while hot and crispy.

Suggested Side Dishes:

  • Grilled asparagus or steamed green beans

  • A light, refreshing garden salad

Equipment Needed:

  • Large bowl

  • Baking tray

  • Parchment paper

Common Mistakes/Points of Care:

  • Cut Size Consistency: Ensure the potatoes are halved to similar sizes for even cooking.

  • Overcrowding the Tray: Spread the potatoes in a single layer without overcrowding to allow for proper crisping.

  • Parmesan Quality: Use freshly grated Parmesan for the best flavour and texture.

Nutritional Values (per serving):

  • Calories: Approximately 300

  • Protein: 8g

  • Fat: 14g

  • Carbohydrates: 37g

  • Fiber: 4g

  • Sugar: 2g

These Roasted Garlic Parmesan Potatoes offer a mouth-watering combination of crispiness and flavour, making them the perfect side dish to elevate your next meal.

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