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Parmesan Crusted Baked Potatoes

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Delicious, flavorful, healthy baked potatoes.

Rate this recipe 4/5 (23 Votes)

Ingredients

  • 4 average size red potatoes
  • 3 Tbsp. xtra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • salt
  • pepper
  • paprika
  • chives

Details

Servings 3
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 60mins
Cost Average budget

Preparation

Step 1

Cut the potatoes in half on a cutting board. Put parmesan cheese and spices to taste on a paper plate. Put olive oil on a small non-porous plate (preferably one with a slight dip in the middle, such as Pfaltzgraff.)

Step 2

Cover a cookie sheet with foil; Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 3

Dip the potatoes (cut side down) in the olive oil, then dip in the parmesan cheese mixture (rub around and press a bit), then place the potatoes on the cookie sheet.

Step 4

I usually pour any remaining olive oil and parmesan cheese mixture over the top of the potatoes.

Step 5

Bake for approx. an hour, until a fork easily pierces the potatoes.

These make a good side dish to a meat entrée and a veggie or a salad.

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Method

  1. Boil the desired amount of small potatoes until tender.
  2. Spread on a lined baking tray, flatten slightly using a cup or jar. Don't over-flatten them!
  3. Sprinkle liberally with shredded cheese and Parmesan.
  4. Top with bacon slices approximately the same size as the potatoes.
  5. Drizzle liberally with balsamic vinegar.
  6. Place in oven, under the grill for 15 min at 375°F until the cheese is melted and  the bacon is crispy.
  7. Enjoy!

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