Saturday, September 3, 2016

Parmesan Herb Crusted Steamed Potatoes



Hello to all potato lovers!! Today is your day! I am bringing you POTATOES!!! So why potatoes?? Well, my dear blogger friend Sonal felt like potatoes and she announced that she wants to make a collective on POTATOES! I said, sure I will contribute too.. I personally no longer eat potatoes, but my hubby dear loves them to death!! Really, the man would be happy if I gave him potatoes for breakfast, lunch & dinner, everyday!! How can anyone love potatoes so much??? But, I guess they can. It is a good thing that I don't make them daily!





So what have I brought you guys today?? Something that you could put together in 8 mins or less, flat!! I mean it! This is a perfect dish for weeknight dinners or if you have nothing ready & have sudden hunger pangs, when you are on road trips and your hotel room has a microwave , for lunch boxes and even picnics, maybe.  I have used Klondlike baby red potatoes .



The package I used is meant to be prepared in the microwave. I however, not being a huge fan of microwave cooking, steamed it the old fashioned way. You may choose to use either method. You also can use any other baby potatoes or use big potatoes and chop it into bite sized pieces. Red potatoes work best for this recipe.




Servings: 2-3



Prep time: 2 mins

Cook time: 5-6 mins

Total time: 8-9 mins



Ingredients:


Baby potatoes: 6
Butter: 1 tsp, at room temperature.
Dry mixed Italian herbs: 1/2 tsp ( you can use fresh herbs too).
Parmesan cheese: 1 tbsp
Sea-salt: 1/2 tsp
Garlic powder: 1/4 tsp
Black pepper powder: 1/2 tsp, freshly ground

Method:


Steam the potatoes whole for 5-6 mins ( to your desired level of tenderness).





While the potatoes are being steamed, in a small bowl, mix together butter, garlic powder, sea salt, herbs and black pepper. Reserve a pinch of herbs to sprinkle on top ( garnish).

Once the potatoes are steamed, cut them into 2 or 3 pieces( if they are big). Take it in a bowl. 




Add the butter-herb mixture, 90%of the Parmesan cheese and toss so that it is coated well. 



Transfer to the serving bowl. Sprinkle the reserved  herbs and Parmesan cheese.

Enjoy!


I am bringing these potatoes to my friends at Throwback Thursday #53, Fiesta Friday #135 and Saucy Saturday#60! Angie's co-hosts this week are Jhuls @ thenotsocreativecook and Suzanne @ apuginthekitchen.

Cooking made easy:


Like said earlier, you can follow the instructions on the package and cook it in the microwave .

Instead of mixing the butter with the herbs, salt garlic powder, you can mix the butter with the steamed potatoes and sprinkle the rest of the ingredients and toss it until well coated.

Tip for healthy living:


Whenever possible use organic potatoes as potatoes have the highest level of pesticides in them. They are subjected to double whammy. They absorb the pesticides sprayed on them and also that which is present in the soil.


Food for thought:


The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today. Elbert Hubbard



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