Delicious recipes from family and friends. This is my attempt to get rid of Chicken Helper, Hamburger Helper and Tuna Helper and to start eating more locally grown foods!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Of all the root crops, potatoes are my family's favorite. Next time you are looking for an easy potato side dish, consider making my Parmesan Potatoes.
Parmesan Potatoes --1 medium-sized baking potato for each family member --2 TBSP butter (or low-fat margarine) --1/4 tsp dried oregano or thyme --1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese --sprinkling of paprika
Scrub potatoes clean and cut in half lengthwise. In a microwave-safe pie plate, melt butter (about 30 seconds on high). Dip cut-side of potatoes in butter and then arrange in the pie plate with the cut-side up. Sprinkle with oregano, Parmesan cheese and paprika. Microwave on high for 10 to 13 minutes, depending on size of potatoes. Rotate pie plate once or twice during cooking time. When potatoes are done, you should be able to easily pierce them with a fork. Enjoy!
I am a married mother of 3 grown daughters and I have 2 granddaughters and 1 grandson. I currently have a gardening column in the Sunday's Advocate Messenger and I freelance for Kentucky Monthly magazine and Examiner.com.