Sunday, June 19, 2016

Parmesan Potato Stacks

I saw a picture on Pinterest of Potato Slices cooked in a muffin tin and jut knew I had to make it for my son, who loves Potatoes - especially if they are buttery and crispy. So, I improvised and created a recipe that is loosely based on a previous post (Potato Casserole) and went from there. The Potatoes are sliced thin and then tossed with melted Butter, Garlic Powder and Parmesan Cheese. Then they are placed into a cupcake tin in small stacks and baked in the oven for one hour until the Potatoes soft on the inside and crispy on the top and crusty on the bottom. They were divine! Perfect as a side dish for Sausages, Steak, Chops or Ham.  You have to try this recipe if you love Potatoes - it's comfort food at it's best!

Parmesan Potato Stacks

4 Medium Russet Potatoes, about 3 inches around and 5 inches long, peeled
4 Tablespoons Melted Salted Butter (or use Unsalted Butter and 1/2 teaspoon Salt)
3 Tablespoons grated Parmesan Cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Grease 12 Cupcake Tins with Butter.  Slice Potatoes very thin and place in a large bowl. Add in the Melted Butter, Garlic Powder and Parmesan Cheese. Toss to coat.  Place slices of Potato in each Muffin Tin, dividing evenly.  Scrape up the last bits of Parmesan Cheese left in the bowl and top the Potato Stacks. Place in the oven and cook for about one hour.  Remove from the oven and scoop out individual Potato Stacks using a large spoon, scraping up the crusty bits at the bottom. Serve immediately.

Five Element Analysis

Potatoes belong to the Earth Element and the Butter and Parmesan Cheese add the Metal Element. As this is a side dish, it is clearly meant to enhance the Five Element balance of the Meal so use this when you need go add some Earth and Metal.  

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