I came across a really good idea on pinterest this summer. I don’t know why I’d never thought to do something like this. It was so simple, and so good.
I’m not smart like that, though.
I called them my ‘pinterest potatoes’, and I made them many times this summer. They were the perfect side to a grilled burger. Plus, I felt like I was eating something a little healthier than just plain fries. In my mind, this helped to offset the ridiculous amount of chocolate ice cream and oreo dessert that I consumed this summer.
The ‘pinterest potatoes’ were actually called “Oven Baked Parmesan Seasoned Fries” and they were good, folks. Real good.
I love the concept and the versatility of the recipe. So I’ve experimented with several different variations, and I’ve found one I love that’s perfect for fall and winter. It’s a yummy side dish, and easy way to dress up plain ole’ taters.
Here’s the recipe:
Please forgive the poor photo quality. These were taken at night, and I was too lazy to change lenses.
Roasted Rosemary and Parmesan Potatoes
Red potatoes (I use about 10 small potatoes)
Rosemary (the fresh stuff is great, but the dried works just fine)
Old Bay seasoning
Preheatcha oven to 400 degrees. Wash and cube your potatoes.
Toss the potatoes in a large ziploc bag and coat them with olive oil. I usually put 1/2-3/4 cup of olive oil.
In a bowl, mix your seasonings. I usually put 1 cup of parmesan cheese, 2 tablespoons of rosemary, 1 tablespoon of garlic, 2 teaspoons of Old Bay Seasoning, and seasoning salt and pepper to taste. Dump the seasonings in the bag and shake (what yo’ momma gave you), making sure the potatoes are coated with the seasonings.
Spray or coat a cookie sheet and dump the potatoes on the sheet.
Pop that baby in the oven and let it cook for 20-30 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork tender. Serve it alongside some grilled chicken or fish, and you’ll feel like a domestic superhero. Or at least I did.
So, so easy. And so, so versatile. Add whatever seasonings your want. Experiment! Explore the wild world of roasted potatoes!
Have a blessed weekend y’all!