Parmesan Crusted Potato Gratin made in a skillet with layered red potatoes, butter, fresh rosemary and grated Parmesan cheese.
Are you a potato or a rice person? I've found that though people may like both, they do have a preference. I am a potato person and like to find new ways to make them to mix it up a bit. Though I'm a huge fan of roasted potatoes, this Parmesan Crusted Potato Gratin is one of my new favorites.
How is everyone holding up during this quarantine? We're doing alright, though it's a little touch and go when all of us are home and trying to get work done and the dogs inevitably see a squirrel in the yard and bark their heads off!
Our oldest works for a cancer hospital and is working three day workweeks with 13 hour shifts. Our youngest, a senior in high school, is homeschooling herself and going stir crazy. Honestly, I give props to all of you parents out there that have to teach your young kids AND work at the same time.
So far, I think I've gained 10 pounds since I've been home because I feel like we're always eating! Why do we tend eat those foods that bring comfort when you're feeling stressed or unnerved?
My youngest daughter is baking up a storm between banana muffins, cookies, quick breads and cakes. I'm craving starchy foods like pizza, pasta and potatoes; all of which we usually eat sparingly. At least the weather is starting to get a bit nicer and we can start walking on a regular basis again to get some fresh air.
Which brings me to this recipe for Parmesan Crusted Potato Gratin. I can't recall which magazine I originally saw the recipe in, but it was one I knew I'd love. However, they had a creamy Parmesan crust on their version and I decided to make mine a little bit less fattening without losing the flavor.
How do you make Parmesan Crusted Potato Gratin?
For this recipe you'll need red bliss potatoes, butter, EVOO, fresh rosemary, grated Parmesan cheese and Kosher salt. Start by combining the butter, oil and rosemary in a small saucepan until melted. You can also do this in a microwave cooker.
Brush a little of the butter mixture on the bottom of a 10-inch skillet. You can use a stainless steel or cast iron skillet; however, do not use a non stick pan as it will be going into the oven.
Next, wash the potato skins with a vegetable brush under cold water; then dry them off. Slice the potatoes into ¼-inch thick round slices and place them in the skillet in a circular pattern.
Brush half of the butter mixture on top of the potatoes, sprinkle with Kosher salt; then bake in a preheated 400 degree F oven for 45 minutes. Finally, brush the remaining butter on top of the potatoes, sprinkle the top with the cheese and bake for another 15 minutes.
When removing from the oven, PLEASE remember to use an oven mitt on the handle so you don't burn yourself.(Been there, done that!) My family LOVED this Parmesan Crusted Potato Gratin and went perfectly with our grilled rib eye steaks and roasted green beans. ~Enjoy!
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Parmesan Crusted Potato Gratin
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Combine the butter, oil and rosemary in a small saucepan until melted. (You can also do this in a microwave safe dish.)
- Brush a little of the butter mixture on the bottom of a 10-inch skillet. (You can use a stainless steel or cast iron skillet; however, do not use a non stick pan as it will be going into the oven.)
- Next, wash the potato skins with a vegetable brush under cold water; then dry them off. Slice the potatoes into ¼-inch thick round slices and place them in the skillet in a circular pattern.
- Brush half of the butter mixture on top of the potatoes, sprinkle with Kosher salt; then bake for 45 minutes.
- Finally, brush the remaining butter on top of the potatoes, sprinkle the top with the cheese and bake for another 15 minutes. Remove from the oven using an oven mitt for the handle as it will be extremely hot.
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