Savory Herbed Potatoes with Parmesan Flakes – Foodie Friday

Savory-Herbed-New-Potatoes

This is honestly my favorite time of year with the fresh local produce starting to come in, and one thing I absolutely MUST have are the little new potatoes. Although they are delicious on their own just boiled and slopped with butter, they are even better when you make them my way; Savory and Herbed with Parmesan Flakes!

This potato recipe is so simple and the addition of the herbs and cheese really turn this into an all-star side! You could even substitute these for your boring Thanksgiving mashed potatoes…GULP! Did I seriously just suggest that (I mean mashed potatoes are my second favorite side at a holiday meal!). Yup, these are that good (and that easy) that I am sure everyone will love them! And if we are being honest here, we get too used to tradition, lets change it up a bit! I introduced our families to some new sides last year, including my Kale with Cranberries and Toasted Pecans , and everyone loved it! I can’t wait to do the same this year with these potatoes.

Herbed New Potatoes

As you guessed from the name, you need to use parmesan flakes, not the fake processed white dust you get off the shelf at your local grocery store…just trust me on this, it makes a difference! Also, the key to making this dish successful is how long you actually cook the potatoes for. Be sure to put them whole in the boiling water and cook until a fork goes through easily but doesn’t split them. You want them to have some texture still! Once you have drained them you will cut them into halves or quarters (this depends on the size potato) and gently mash a few partially through. Doing this is what helps to mix the herbs, butter and parmesan together to make a delicious side dish!

Now that you know my tips you are ready for the recipe! Enjoy <3

Savory Herbed Potatoes with Parmesan Flakes

Savory Herbed Potatoes with Parmesan Flakes

Ingredients

  • 10-12 New Potatoes (washed)
  • 1/4 c Butter
  • 1/4 c Fresh chopped (or 3 tbsp dried) Parsley
  • 1/2 tsp Granulated Garlic
  • 1 c Parmesan Flakes
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Place potatoes (whole) into a boiling pot of water and allow to cook until a fork goes through (but not too easily).
  2. Gently cut the potatoes into quarters (or halves depending on the size, you want them to be bite sized). Place them into a medium bowl and gently mash some, not all, to give you a slightly creamy mix of potatoes.
  3. Mix butter, garlic and parsley together in a small bowl until creamy and smooth, add to potatoes and stir gently to coat. Mix in half of the Parmesan flakes and sprinkle the rest on top.
  4. Serve with your favorite main!
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Fall is here!

I don’t know about you guys, but Fall is my FAVOURITE time of year! There is nothing better to me than the cool, crisp air and the changing colours on trees everywhere! With Fall comes a few of my favourite things…there’s our annual trip to the apple orchard (happening this weekend), which results in me spending an entire afternoon making pies for the upcoming holidays (and this years addition: APPLE FRITTERS). There is also the wonderful holiday known as Thanksgiving (my all time fave as it includes all my favourite foods with the combination of the perfect weather and days spent with family and friends). This year will also include an Oktoberfest party thrown by my husbands sister and her hubby, where I just know my ultra creative husband will think up some fun dishes to share with ya’ll!

Fall is also a time I like to get my home ready for the holidays, instead of “Spring Cleaning” we do a larger Fall clean! We also like to go on random drives to places like Collingwood or Port Perry to take in their little towns and shops…and of course bakeries! Perhaps one of my favourite things about Fall is the decor! There is nothing more exciting to me than going to buy my mums and gourds for my front porch (and pumpkins once mid-October hits). It also gives me the chance to get back into my “comfort food” meals which stick to the ribs and just make me smile.

Stay tuned friends for the next few weeks of Fall fun on the blog! I will be posting everything from the orchard and fritters to some of my favourite ideas for fun Fall decor!

If you have any suggestions on what you’d like to see please let me know! I am always willing to try something new and inspiring <3