Add a touch of flavor to your Christmas dinner with our delicious Parmesan Roast Potatoes. These delicious tubers are golden and crispy on the outside, tender on the inside and coated in a delicious blend of aromatic herbs and grated Parmesan. Combined with your favorite Christmas dish, they will impress your guests with their irresistible taste and texture. But don’t worry if you end up with leftovers as these potatoes are the perfect accompaniment to the popular Boxing Day bubble and squeak. Enjoy an unforgettable feast with this irresistible side dish!
- 1.8kg floury potatoes, halved or quartered if large
- 5 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp plain flour
- 100g Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), finely grated
- a handful of parsley, finely chopped
- 4 rosemary sprigs, leaves finely chopped
- a pinch of grated nutmeg
Why not try…
HERB ROSTI: Make a big one for a change
Arrange the potato rosti and cut into wedges to serve. Cook
750g unpeeled potatoes in their skins for 15 minutes.
then drain and let stand until cool enough to handle.
Peel the potatoes, grate them coarsely, then mix in
some chopped fresh rosemary, thyme and 100g
soft butter. Season well and flatten the mixture
Bake the cake, then lightly fry it in a coated pan for about 5 minutes
Bake for 20 minutes, turn the mixture over and form into a cake
until crispy on both sides. Serve cut into wedges.
- Preheat the oven to 220°C/fan 200°C/gas 7.
- Place the potatoes in a pot of salted water, bring to the boil and simmer for exactly 2 minutes.
- Drain well and brush the potatoes with a little oil.
- Mix the flour, parmesan, herbs and nutmeg in a bowl with a small pinch of salt.
- Dredge the potatoes in the flour mixture until evenly coated.
- Heat a good layer of oil in a shallow, non-stick roasting pan on a stovetop or in the oven.
- Carefully place the coated potatoes on the tray.
- Turn the potatoes over to coat them in the oil.
- Roast for 40 minutes, turning once.
- If the potatoes feel like they are sticking to the pan, don’t move them, just let them sit the whole time.
- Roast until golden brown and crispy.
- Serve immediately.
Equipment and tools
To prepare Parmesan fried potatoes, you will need the following equipment and tools:
- baking tray
- mixing bowl
- measuring spoon
This Parmesan Roasted Potatoes recipe contains the following allergens:
- Gluten (from plain flour)
- Dairy products (from Parmesan cheese)
Please check your ingredient labels to ensure they are appropriate for your dietary needs.
Storage and leftovers
If you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply place the potatoes in a preheated 350°F (180°C) oven for about 10 minutes or until heated through. Do not freeze the leftovers, otherwise the consistency may become mushy.
For best results, eat the parmesan roasted potatoes immediately after cooking as they have a crispy texture.
Health Benefits of Parmesan Roasted Potatoes
When it comes to comfort food, there’s little that beats a plate of perfectly roasted potatoes. But did you know that this classic dish can also provide various health benefits? Let’s take a closer look at the health benefits of parmesan roasted potatoes and why you should consider adding them to your diet.
1. Nutrient-rich potatoes
The main ingredient in Parmesan fried potatoes is, of course, the potatoes themselves. Potatoes are a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium and manganese. These nutrients are important for maintaining a healthy immune system, supporting brain function, and promoting overall well-being.
2. Olive oil for heart health
The generous use of olive oil in this recipe not only adds flavor but also brings potential health benefits. Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats, which are considered heart-healthy fats. These fats may help lower bad cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease, and have anti-inflammatory properties.
3. Parmesan protein
The grated Parmesan cheese or vegetarian alternative used in Parmesan fried potatoes adds a delicious and nutritious touch. Parmesan is a good source of protein, essential for building and repairing tissue in the body. Protein also helps you feel full and satisfied, making it an excellent addition to your diet.
4. Aromatic herbs for flavor and health
The addition of parsley and rosemary not only enhances the flavor of the dish but also brings several health benefits. Parsley is rich in vitamin K, vitamin C and folic acid, while rosemary provides antioxidants that help protect cells from damage and support a healthy inflammatory response.
5. Nutmeg for healthy digestion
The pinch of grated nutmeg in this recipe not only provides a warm, pleasant taste, but can also support digestive health. Nutmeg is traditionally used to relieve digestive problems such as indigestion, gas and bloating.
So next time you’re craving a comforting side dish, consider making Parmesan Roasted Potatoes. Not only will you enjoy a delicious meal, but you’ll also reap the potential health benefits of the nutritious ingredients.
Why not try…herb rosti?
As a change from Parmesan fried potatoes, you can also prepare a herb rosti. Boil unpeeled potatoes, grate them and mix them with fresh rosemary, thyme and soft butter. This alternative dish offers a unique flavor profile and can be served sliced for added visual appeal.