ITALIAN ROASTED GARLIC & PARMESAN POTATOES

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Roasted potatoes smothered in olive oil, garlic, Italian seasonings and Parmesan cheese plus the always optional red pepper flakes for those of you who like a spicy kick.

They aren’t like most of my other roasted potato recipes where they get crispy and browned all over. This one’s different.

The potatoes are baked on top of each other in a casserole dish rather than spread out on a baking sheet. Some of the ends will brown up so you get a little crunch here and there but that’s not the goal.

The goal is to infuse them with tremendous flavor and bathe them in olive oil so they cook up soft and succulent.

I ripped the method off from my Mom and built on her basic recipe of potatoes, olive oil and Italian seasonings by adding the garlic, Parmesan and red pepper.

They make a great side for meatloaf and any kind of roast.

Thanks Mom.

ITALIAN ROASTED GARLIC & PARMESAN POTATOES
ITALIAN ROASTED GARLIC & PARMESAN POTATOES

Ingredients

  • butter, for greasing the pan
  • 2 pounds russet potatoes
  • ¼ cup olive oil (preferably extra-virgin but it doesn’t have to be), divided
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, crushed between fingertips
  • 4 minced cloves garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • red pepper flakes, optional
  • fresh chopped parsley, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Generously butter an 8×10-inch casserole dish.
  2. Peel and cut the potatoes in half lengthwise then lay each half flat and slice lengthwise into ½-inch wide half moons.
  3. Place the potatoes in a big mixing bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons of oil.
  4. Toss with the seasoning, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper and half the Parmesan (plus a few pinches of red pepper flakes if you like).

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