Crispy parmesan purple potatoes! These little gems are not only visually stunning with their vibrant purple hue, but they also pack a punch of flavor. Imagine the perfect combination of crispy and cheesy, that’s what you get with these potatoes. The purple skin adds a beautiful pop of color to any dish, making them an eye-catching addition to your dinner table. And let’s not forget about the Parmesan cheese – it adds a savory and nutty flavor that perfectly complements the earthiness of the potatoes. Whether you’re serving these as a side dish or enjoying them as a snack, these crispy Parmesan purple potatoes are sure to impress your taste buds.
These crispy Parmesan purple potatoes are the perfect appetizer for your Halloween party. Make a big batch the night before the party and heat before serving at 400-degrees for 5-7 minutes.
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SIS - Simple is Smart Tip
- If you don’t have purple potatoes use white or red fingerling potatoes. the fingerling potatoes work best as the cook in a shorter time and are done about the same time the cheese is crispy and golden brown.
- When a recipe calls for roasted garlic and you don’t have time to roast a head of garlic. Take a whole head of garlic and slice the top off of the garlic. Place the garlic cut side down in a microwave safe bowel. Add a Tbsp. of olive oil and 3 Tbsp of water to the bowl. Microwave on 50% power for 4 – 6 minutes or until the garlic cloves are soft. Pop out the cloves from the skins and use like roasted garlic or put them in a small container with a lid. Cover the cloves with olive oil and store them for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. After using up the stored garlic cloves use the garlic infused olive oil as a dip or brush veggies with it before roasting them.
Neuro-Nutrition Nugget - Purple Potatoes
Have you heard about the magical powers of purple potatoes? These vibrant tubers are not only a feast for the eyes but also an incredible boost for your brain. Yes, you heard it right! Purple potatoes are the ultimate brain food. Packed with antioxidants, these potatoes help protect your brain cells from damage caused by harmful free radicals. Not to mention, they are also rich in anthocyanins, which have been shown to improve cognitive function and memory. So, if you want to keep your brain sharp and your mind alert, make sure to add purple potatoes to your diet.
But that’s not all! Purple potatoes are also a great source of nutrients that support overall brain health. They are loaded with potassium, which helps regulate the electrical activity of your brain cells and promotes proper functioning. Additionally, these colorful spuds are high in fiber, which aids in maintaining stable blood sugar levels and preventing cognitive decline. Plus, they contain vitamins C and B6, essential for the production of neurotransmitters that transmit signals between brain cells. With all these nutrients combined, purple potatoes truly are a powerhouse for your brain.
What do I need to make Crispy Parmesan Purple Potatoes?
- Purple Fingerling Potatoes: If you don’t have purple potatoes use red or white fingerling potatoes instead.
- Roasted Garlic: Here is a quick tutorial for how to roast garlic If you don’t have roasted garlic follow my SIS tip for a quick way to “roast” garlic.
- Butter: Either salted or unsalted butter is ok to use in this recipe
- Parmesan cheese: Use finely grated Parmesan cheese and not the shaved cheese.
- Fresh Herbs: Cut the Sage in ribbons, and mince the fresh parsley and rosemary. You will need about a tsp. of the minced parsley and rosemary and a Tbsp of Sage ribbons. If you don’t have fresh herbs use a Tbsp of Italian seasoning instead.
Step by Step Instructions:
- Preheat the oven 400 degrees F.
- Wash and cut the purple fingerling potatoes in half.
- Mince the parsley and rosemary and ribbon the sage
- Melt the butter in a 9 X 13 inch baking pan.
- Add the roasted garlic to the pan and mash into the butter.
- Sprinkle with the Parmesan and fresh herbs
- Add the purple potatoes cut side down.
- Bake the potates for 30 – 40 minutes or until the potatoes are soft and the cheese layer is browned and crispy.
- Serve with a side of sour cream.
Storing and Reheating your Crispy Parmesan Purple Potatoes
- Store the potatoes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- Freeze in an air-tight container for up to 3 months, defrost overnight and reheat.
- Reheat in an air fryer or the oven until hot through and the parmesan is crispy. Usually about 5-7 minutes at 400-degrees.
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Amazing Parmesan Purple Potatoes
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- 10-12 small fingerling potatoes cut in half
- 2 cups Finely Grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
- 4 tbsp Melted butter
- 6 cloves roasted garlic*
- preheat oven to 400℉
- Wash and cut the purple fingerling potatoes in half.
- Melt the butter and add to the bottom of a 9 X 13 inch baking pan.
- Mash the roasted garlic into the melted butter, if you don't have roasted garlic you can finely mince or press a two cloves of fresh garlic.
- Sprinkle the Parmesan Cheese on top of the melted butter.
- Add the fresh mined herbs or dried herbs.
- Add the potatoes cut side down on top of the cheese. Arrange in a single layer to fill the pan.
- Bake at 400℉ for 30 - 40 minutes. The Cheese should be browned crispy and the potatoes soft.
- Let the pan cool for a few minutes and cut between the potatoes. Use a thin metal spatula to remove the potatoes with their crispy cheese topping. The cheese will stick to the potatoes.
- Serve cheese side up with a dollop of sour cream.