This week I will share a recipe I found on Pinterest. By now you should know that I am always looking for something new to try. I love Pinterest and find so many yummy recipes. This week I will share a Roasted Potatoes recipe I found. My family loves them, I have my own recipe for Roasted Potatoes, but I wanted to try something new. Put a little twist on my potatoes. I love cooking and I know my family loves when I try different things. I never want what I cook to be boring! I want my family to enjoy it as much as I enjoy making it, and of course, my wonderful husband does help me, so I do enjoy that. Below Is the recipe I found.
Oven Roasted Potatoes
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 lb hickory smoked thick sliced bacon
- 3 1/2 lbs Yukon Gold Potatoes
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano freshly grated
- coarse salt
- fresh ground pepper
- fresh parsley
Scrub potatoes and place in a large pot. Fill pot with water until potatoes are covered by 2-3 inches of water. Bring water to a boil and cook for 12-15 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender. My potatoes were fairly large, so this took close to 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, partially freeze bacon for easier cutter. (Ten minutes in the freezer works well.) Slice bacon strips in half, then cut into 1/2-inch pieces. I like to cut my bacon prior to cooking. It’s easier to work with in the skillet and easy to drain with slotted spoon.
Cook bacon in a skillet until golden, but still flexible. You don’t want it crunchy. Remove cooked bacon onto a plate lined with paper towels. Reserve the bacon drippings.
Check potatoes and if fork tender, drain and allow to cool. If making this recipe again, I would peel the potatoes before I boiled them or try leaving the skins on all-together. Yukon Golds have a relatively thin skin, so I think this would have added a nice look and texture to the potatoes.
While potatoes are cooling, preheat the oven to 425° and mince the garlic and parsley. Also, grate the Parmigiano-Reggiano.
Next, prepare the baking sheet by brushing 1 tablespoon of olive oil and half the bacon drippings on the bottom of the pan. I used a fairly large cookie sheet for this and it worked well.
Once the potatoes are cool, peel and cut in half, or quarter if potatoes are large.
Place cut side down on prepared pan and sprinkle with course salt and fresh ground pepper. Place in 425° oven for 35-40 minutes. Rotate potatoes halfway through the baking time to ensure an even color. Reduce temperature to 375°, turn potatoes over and sprinkle with the bacon, garlic, and Parmigiano-Reggiano.
Add more salt and pepper if desired. Return to oven for an additional 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are evenly browned and cheese is melted. Remove from oven and sprinkle with fresh parsley. Makes 4-6 servings, depending on serving size. Serve immediately!