So, I promised side dishes to go with your Father’s Day Ribs! If you’re a Pinterest fan, and who isn’t, then you’ve probably seen this recipe filling the pages over there…and for good reason! This is one amazing side that goes great with any grilled main dish! It’s a twist on the old favorite…their Momma…the baked potato! They are especially yummy when paired up with my rib recipe…which you can find right here!
I began making these a couple years ago! I wanted something different from the traditional baked potato. Something with a little personality! I mean they had to hold their own up against my ribs and chicken cordon bleu! I love small red potatoes. Not to kick their cousin the “russet” when their down…but they are creamier in texture and flavor. (Sorry Russet…I still love ya!) These little reds are roasted in butter, garlic salt and parmesan cheese. See… loads of personality!!!
So, how simple are they to make? Simple…You want to wash your red potatoes and slice them in half. You’ll need to prepare a large cookie or baking sheet. First pour the melted butter all over that baking sheet making sure it covers every single tiny inch of it. Next sprinkle with shredded parmesan cheese. For this recipe you need REAL grated parmesan cheese. Not the green jar…real grated cheese is a must for this one! (I like mine extra cheesy so I sprinkle a little more on…you know…just cause it makes me happy!) Next come the seasonings. I just use garlic salt and a little cracked black pepper. Moving on… lay your potatoes cut side down so that their little red fannies are sticking up in the air for all the world to see! (Maybe we should call these mooners? lol)
Bake for about 30 minutes until you can easily poke them in their “fannies” with a fork. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a FULL 5 minutes. If you skip this step you will lose all that crispy yummy parmesan topping! Then using a fork pull them apart and plate them on a serving dish. The cheese is going to hang over the potato edges and that’s just fine and dandy! Just a little extra love! We all need a little extra love…right?
What you end up with is a hearty creamy buttery roasted potato, encrusted with an outer parmesan layer, and a light hint of garlic.(Kind of like the Rodeo Drive of steak fries…Ohhh-la-la!) Super simple recipe with very minimal effort involved. (Which is my kind of side dish!) Plus they pair up awesome with your favorite grilled recipes. These can bake while the “Grill Master” is out there doing his thing! We like to serve ours with a side of Ranch or a side of sour cream. However, they are great straight out of the oven. YUM!!!
If you haven’t tried this recipe this is the perfect weekend to give it a go! I’m including the printable recipe below. To be honest…I don’t even look at the recipe any more. They’re just that simple to whip up! You really can’t go wrong with this one.
I hope you enjoy this recipe and if you do…please share it with a friend. This post is also linked up to the most amazing recipe link up Weekend Potluck party. As always, I sure do appreciate ya stopping by to visit! I know how busy our lives can get so it means a lot to me that you take some time out of your day for me! Wishing you a day full of sunshine…
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