Wednesday, January 19, 2011

One potato, two potato

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Here are a couple of really easy potato ideas when you’re hankerin’ for some spuds.  The first one I’ll call “rosemary potato chips,” because they’re almost like eating potato chips flavored with rosemary. The second recipe is parmesan potatoes because they’re crunchy on the outside with parmesan cheese goodness.

For the potatoes in the first photo, I used a mandoline, and sliced the pieces about 1/8 inch thick – thicker than a real potato chip. You can also slice them by hand if you haven’t got a mandoline, but it’s hard to get them uniform. Using a pastry brush, swipe a thin layer of olive oil on a cookie sheet. Place the potatoes on the cookie sheet and turn them over once to coat with the oil. They shouldn’t be drenched in oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and minced fresh rosemary. Bake in a high oven – about 425 degrees, watching them carefully. They will quickly turn from golden brown to burned if you’re not paying attention. The ones close to the edges always brown first, so I removed them and put the pan back in the oven to finish the rest.

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These parmesan potatoes are simple to make too.  I have two friends named Jan, each of whom served me a version of this on different occasions. I’m not sure this recipe is how they make it exactly, since I just kind of guessed at it. You can experiment with different herbs or seasonings.

Start out with a zip lock plastic bag. Pour in two tablespoons of olive oil, salt, pepper, 1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves, 1/8 tsp. paprika and 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese. Cut the potatoes into chunks and place inside the bag. Seal the bag shut, then mix everything together inside the bag so that the potatoes are coated evenly. Place the potatoes on a cookie sheet that has been lightly greased with olive oil and bake at 425 degrees about 30 to 40 minutes, turning them once midway during the baking.

Printable recipes here

30 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I am addicted to potatoes! Both version looks mighty scrummy.

Cheers,

Rosa

bellini valli said...

I don't think has ever been a potato I would refuse, as a child I even ate them raw. Both of these recipes would be very welcome at my table.

janie said...

Both of these look soooo delicious and easy too-thank you.

tasteofbeirut said...

I am on a potato kick too and welcome these recipes and ideas!

Stacey Snacks said...

.....and how about frying them in a little duck fat?

Linda said...

Oh baby...I have never met a potato I did not love!

Love the plastic bag idea...I will try that next time I roast my potatoes...

Yours look particularly gorgeous!

Claudia said...

Potatoes and rosemary are the perfect pairing. Will try the zip-loc Parmesan cheese tonight with a pork roastw/ balsamic I'm making. You just completed my dinner!

Marysol said...

These would tempt even the strongest of wills. And especially someone like me, who is pretty darn weak, when it comes to the wondrous spud. I'd be all over either dish.

Eva said...

Oh my, these potato recipes look fantastic! Out of all the variations I've had on potatoes, I don't think I've encountered one that I didn't like.

doggybloggy said...

let me find a spot to sit - looks like were having some super duper spuds...love the parmesan version...mmmmm

The Food Hunter said...

Both recipes sound great and very easy to make.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Oh, I'm making those rosemary potato chips with a meatloaf I have cooking right now. Off to get my mandoline, thanks for completing my dinner too!

Marcellina said...

My family loves potatoes so I'm glad to have a couple more easy recipes. Thanks!
I love to see that you have some wonderful kids in the neighbourhood! It is so important for kids these days to give as well as receive. A heartwarming post!

Bridgett said...

Potatoes have to be the best comfort food, in my opinion and the rosemary potato 'chips' sound fabulous. Both wouldn't last long in my home, that is for sure.

joe@italyville said...

three potato, four! They look delicious.

A Feast for the Eyes said...

Potato chips are my guilty pleasure. You just lightened it up for me. Actually, both spud recipes are simple and I'd eat them all. You do inspire me!

momgateway said...

Potatoes with cheese are always a hit with my family. They look yummy! Thanks!

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love potatoes, I bet these are wonderful!

daniela said...

adoro le patate cucinate in qualsiasi modo! e questi tuoi sono tra i preferiti! Un bacione
Dani

Gracie said...

Both the recipes sounds yummy and easy, I will try them, thanks.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'm a big potato fan! I love making my own potato chips as I can control the added salt. Thye are so much better than store bought chips!

Antonietta said...

I am cooking potatoes right now! I wish I had seen this post before I started- these look delicious!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

I've never met a potato I didn't like.

Can't wait to try these recipes.

Paola said...

YUM, potaotes!!!

Sherry said...

Looks yummy! I make a similar dish mixing white potatoes with sweet under the broiler lightly coated in oil.

The Potato Pizza recipe noted at the bottom of your post looks scrumptous. I have gotten out of practice in the past 3 years with working dough into pizzas. I started to get back into it once and was surprised how I'd lost my touch for the traditional round crust. My pan with tiny holes usually covers any flaws but practice makes perfect. The rectangle pan approach is an alternative I've never tried. Fingers crossed that it is more fool proof than the round.

Mary said...

Both are terrific recipes to have on hand. They look delicious and I'm sure they are tasty. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Delicious looking potatoes! I am so glad you are back blogging more often.

Danielle said...

potatoes, not matter how you slice em or bake em are wonderful.

Jen_from_NJ said...

I am not sure which I will try first - both look fabulous! Rosemary and parmesan both add a lot of flavor.

Maria said...

I would love either of those versions of potatoes right about now ... delicious!