Crispy Parmesan Potatoes (with Dip)




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Introduction

Get ready to indulge in a delicious and crispy treat with these Crispy Parmesan Potatoes with Dip. This recipe offers a perfect combination of tender baby potatoes coated in flavorful Parmesan cheese and baked to crispy perfection. Whether you’re looking for a tasty side dish or a savory snack, these potatoes are sure to satisfy your cravings.

Why Make This Recipe

These Crispy Parmesan Potatoes are quick and easy to make, requiring just a few simple ingredients. They make a great addition to any meal and are a crowd-pleaser for both kids and adults. The crispy texture and cheesy flavor make these potatoes a delightful treat for any occasion.

How to Make Crispy Parmesan Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds baby potatoes (halved)
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon oregano

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Toss the halved potatoes with melted butter, salt, and pepper. In a separate bowl, combine Parmesan cheese with garlic powder and oregano.
  3. Dip the cut side of each potato into the cheese mixture and gently press to make it stick. Place the potatoes on the prepared pan, cheese side down.
  4. Brush the potatoes with the remaining butter and sprinkle any leftover cheese mixture on top.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the potatoes are tender and the cheese is crisp. Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes before removing with a spatula. Serve with your favorite dip.

How to Serve Crispy Parmesan Potatoes

Serve these Crispy Parmesan Potatoes as a side dish alongside your favorite main course. They also make a great appetizer or snack for parties and gatherings. Pair them with a creamy garlic aioli or a tangy ranch dip for extra flavor.

How to Store Crispy Parmesan Potatoes

Store any leftover Crispy Parmesan Potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply place them in the oven or toaster oven until warmed through and crispy again.

Tips to Make Crispy Parmesan Potatoes

  • Ensure the potatoes are cut evenly to ensure even cooking.
  • Use freshly grated Parmesan cheese for the best flavor and crispness.
  • Adjust the seasonings to your preference by adding more garlic powder or oregano.
  • For extra crispiness, broil the potatoes for a few minutes after baking.

Variation

For a spicy twist, add a pinch of cayenne pepper or paprika to the cheese mixture before coating the potatoes. This will give them a kick of heat and a unique flavor profile.

FAQs

  1. Can I use regular potatoes instead of baby potatoes? Yes, you can use any type of potato for this recipe, but adjust the cooking time accordingly.
  2. Can I use olive oil instead of butter? Yes, you can substitute olive oil for butter if you prefer a healthier option.
  3. How can I make these potatoes vegan? Simply use a plant-based butter substitute and dairy-free Parmesan cheese to make this recipe vegan-friendly.

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