Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Crispy roasted potatoes coated in a breadcrumb and Parmesan cheese mixture.

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

As much as I enjoy seeing movies at the theater, it’s just way too expensive. Plus, you have to sit with strangers and either pay and arm and a leg for snacks or try to sneak them in. Which truly isn’t that hard being a girl. Do guys sneak in snacks? Basically what all that means it, I rarely go to the movies and when I do I blissfully go alone. Weird right? I always thought that was weird and lonely but it’s really enjoyable. This of course is coming from someone that stays home with three kids and my kind of excitement for the week is going to Target. Or this week… Home Depot! I know… I lead a very exciting and extravagant life.

And what that all means is, I stick to Netflix most of the time. If you get DVD’s through Netflix, you know about their silly release schedule that is sometimes seriously delayed. And then I sometimes forget to bump up new movies to the top and have to wait months before I can see them. And when it’s a really good movie, it’s kind of torture because you know you’ve already had to wait too long as it is. When I’m aware and plan right, I can get a new release on the day it comes out. It requires slightly strategic planning. If my previous movie isn’t received on Monday then I’ll be waiting forever for whatever movie it is. It’s torture and annoying. I hate waiting. Thus why I’m also totally loving Amazon Prime now. Mrs Impatient over here.

Okay so back to the Netflix/movie bit… I’ve been really excited to see Silver Linings Playbook because I’m kind of obsessed with Jennifer Lawrence. She’s ridiculously cute and seems super down to earth. The kind of person you totally want to hang out with and just be buddies with. Right? I just love her in The Hunger Games and I can’t wait for the next one to come out. I hope they do the rest of the books justice! Anyway… I finally got to see Silver Linings Playbook the other night. Super exciting middle of the week movie watching. Even the Mr watched it. If you haven’t seen it, you have to. It was so good. I asked on Twitter if anyone had seen it and some said others claimed it started slow but honestly, I didn’t think so. Perfect all around. 

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

I somehow totally forgot about these potatoes when Shawn first posted them. I was immediately smitten when Danae posted about them recently. She glowed about them and I knew from her review and the amazing crispness that I had to make them. Sooner than later, definitely not weeks or months from now.

I’m so glad I didn’t wait. These potatoes are ridiculously tasty and so easy to whip up. I love that it’s basically a shake and bake kind of thing. Toss your ingredients and shake shake shake to coat. Then bake away and devour. Because devour you absolutely will. The insides get nice and tender and the outsides are flavorful and crispy. They can absolutely be eaten as is but I opted to dip mine in ketchup.

The only bit of warning I have for you is to not let too much extra crumbs rest on the pan as they will totally burn and get your oven all smokey. Let me tell you… it’s not a nice thing for the smoke alarm to go off when a child is napping. Our smoke alarms are super sensitive, which I guess is a good thing but it’s also obnoxious. Thankfully lil man slept straight through it. So don’t be like me. Carefully remove the potatoes from the bag and place them on the baking sheet… no pouring out of the bag. Whoops. But other than that ever so minor incident, these were super tasty and I will absolutely make them again.

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com


Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Crispy roasted potatoes coated in a breadcrumb and Parmesan cheese mixture.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Eastern white potatoes
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/3 C plain breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp parsley
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 C Parmesan cheese grated

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425*F. Lightly grease a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Chop potatoes into 1-inch pieces. Add potatoes and olive oil to a large plastic bag. Shake to coat. Add remaining ingredients. Shake to coat well.
  • Place potatoes on prepared baking sheet, discarding all excess coating. Do not allow excess coatings to rest on pan. Bake for 30 minutes, tossing every 10 minutes to crisp all sides.
  • Serve warm with desired sauces.

Notes

An original recipe from Baked by Rachel