Tuesday, December 3, 2013
I must admit that I am not the biggest potato eater. Unless of course you count french fries, I’ve been a french fry addict since I was a kid. As a matter of fact, when I was around 4 years old the smell of french fries from my neighbors apartment sent me knocking on his door to request a “Hench fry.” I am still teased about that visit to this day! So clearly, it isn’t that I dislike potatoes, I simply don’t have them as a regular item on my shopping list. Which is why when I was asked by Walmart to try the Albert Bartlett Rooster potato which is new to the US, I decided to try it out.
I decided to try the potato in a very simple recipe so that’d I’d be able to taste the difference between the Albert Bartlett and the regular red and russet potatoes that I am used to. I decided to roast my potatoes but I’m sure they will be just as delicious fried, mashed or any other way you can think of. I am actually quite impressed with the taste which I supplemented with paprika, garlic salt, and some parmesan cheese. To reiterate, I went pretty light with the spices because I didn’t want to overpower the potato.
Based on my son’s reaction positive reaction of cleaning off his entire plate (which is a considerable feat because he is a picky eater and have only eaten potatoes in the form of french fries), I think the Albert Bartlett potatoes are a winner! They have a slightly nutty and rich buttery taste that I truly enjoyed. I served them as a side dish but quite frankly they could very easily be served as a main in something like shepherd's pie. Since the holiday season is here, my recipe can also be used for a Christmas dinner. If you try it, please let me know how you like it!
Roasted Parmesan Potatoes
2 pounds Albert Bartlett Potatoes
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Spray pan generously with cooking spray
3. Wash potatoes and cut in 1/4 inch slices.
4. Lightly coat potatoes with cooking spray.
5. In a small container mix spices and cheese.
6. Sprinkle over potatoes being sure to coat completely.7. Place potatoes in oven and cook for 40 minutes or until crispy and tender.