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My delicious parmesan potatoes: look at that crunchy golden crust! These are to die for: cheesy fried potato bits baked in the oven.

Crunchy Crisp Parmesan Potatoes

My delicious parmesan potatoes: look at that crunchy golden crust! These are to die for: cheesy fried potato bits baked in the oven.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories per serving 424 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 lbs oven potatoes (1,150 kg)
  • 3,5 oz parmesan cheese (100 g), grated
  • 1 tbsp paprika powder
  • 1 tbsp dried herbs
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to a boil over high heat. In the meantime scrub the potatoes under cold running tap water. You can peel them if you like, I kept the skins on (makes it extra crunchy, believe me!). Then chop the potatoes into small bite-size little cubes. Once the water is boiling, add the chopped potatoes.
    My delicious parmesan potatoes: look at that crunchy golden crust! These are to die for: cheesy fried potato bits baked in the oven.
  2. Cook the potatoes for 5 minutes until blanched but still crunchy. Don't overcook them! Then immediately drain the potatoes and refresh them under cold running tap water to stop the cooking process. Let them cool a little. Pour the potatoes on a large baking tray and spread them out evenly. Sprinkle the potatoes with the paprika powder and dried herbs. Season with a good dash of pepper and salt.

    My delicious parmesan potatoes: look at that crunchy golden crust! These are to die for: cheesy fried potato bits baked in the oven.
  3. Drizzle with the olive oil.
    My delicious parmesan potatoes: look at that crunchy golden crust! These are to die for: cheesy fried potato bits baked in the oven.
  4. Sprinkle with half of the grated parmesan cheese.
    My delicious parmesan potatoes: look at that crunchy golden crust! These are to die for: cheesy fried potato bits baked in the oven.
  5. Carefully stir the potatoes then so that they are all coated well with the olive oil, parmesan cheese and seasonings. Place the baking tray in a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for 40 minutes until cooked. Stir the potatoes again halfway through cooking time. In the end the potatoes should be a little browned around the edges and nicely crisp. You can place them under a hot grill for a couple of minutes if you want to add some extra crunch. Transfer the parm potatoes to a clean bowl. Sprinkle with the rest of the grated parmesan, a pinch of salt and serve immediately while still hot.
    My delicious parmesan potatoes: look at that crunchy golden crust! These are to die for: cheesy fried potato bits baked in the oven.