Sunday, March 1, 2015

Parmesan Garlic Potato Wedges


It was hamburger night and we wanted something different for a side. Potato wedges Came to mind and I had just seen a shared recipe for parmesan and garlic wedges. Immediately I envisioned an appetizer that we had eaten a number of years ago, oh the thought ... I conjured up call now dipped in garlic fry an aioli sauce and how I swooned with every bite. This had to be-similar but with "more potato"!

The wedges sounded simple and perfect to me. Since it was a side I opted to enjoy them without a fancy dipping sauce ... just good ole wedges with garlic and parmesan. They did not disappoint .... and, I want to thank my youngest for a little gift. It is a garlic mincer ! If one has numerous cloves of garlic to mince, this little gadget is a must!


It is pushed back and forth and the little blades mince the garlic for you ... so quick and so easy and not sticky! It holds about three cloves at once ... it MIGHT take more but some of the cloves were large. I love my new toy! They just need to include a little scoop so that it can be emptied Easily.

Parmesan Garlic Potato Wedges
adapted from The Chunky Chef

Yield: 4 servings

3 russet potatoes, cleaned and cut into 8 long call now wedges (24 wedges)
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
8 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1 1/2 tsp dried thyme
2 tbsp fresh minced parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
Garnish with: minced parsley, minced fresh thyme and extra grated Parmesan

Preheat oven 375 ° F.

Place a baking sheet in the oven to preheat. Once preheated, remove from the oven and spray lightly with oil or a cooking spray.

Place the wedges in a large bowl. Add the olive oil, salt and pepper and set aside. In a small bowl mix together the grated Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, minced parsley and dried thyme. Stir to combine. Add the mixture to the potatoes and toss well.

Place the potatoes in a single layer onto the preheated baking sheet.

Place them into the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Halfway through or when golden brown and crisp, turn the wedges. If you like your potatoes extra crispy place them under the broiler until they reach your preferred doneness.

Garnish the potatoes with extra parsley, thyme and grated Parmesan cheese.

PRINTABLE RECIPE


That was a lot of garlic but we loved them! The next time I make-them it will be as an appetizer with an aioli sauce. I can hardly wait !!

7 comments:

  1. They sure look good! Your new toy sounds very useful too-enjoy:@)

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  2. They look fabulous Kate. We used to make something very similar, sans the garlic. You've brought back great potato memories. Cute garlic gadget. Garlic does get very sticky that's for sure.
    Sam

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  3. I love potato wedges and these have to over the top with garlic and Parmesan. Cute press!

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  4. Kate, Potatoes, garlic and Parmesan cheese...3 of my favorite things! This is a can't miss recipe and your finished product looks great! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  5. Great potato wedges, Kate! Love it when they're all flavored up like this, garlic, garlic! Handy little gadget.

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  6. Awesome!! I'm SO glad you all loved them :D :D And that little tool looks really handy to have!

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  7. These look sooo good Kathy and I think we have to try them soon.

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