Occasionally I’m completely into the idea of making a complicated, technically-difficult, watch-it-or-its-ruined dish for company. But most of the time I want to enjoy myself. These breadcrumb potatoes are the perfect dish for entertaining, because they’re quick, the work is all in the prep, and they’re still a crowd-pleaser. Also, they’re potatoes crusted with breadcrumbs. Need we say more? -Amy
We’ve had a revolving door of visitors at the cottage all summer long, and these addictive potatoes have been my go-to side dish, for several excellent reasons.
I don’t have to peel potatoes. It’s remarkably quick to assemble. Best of all, it’s plain delish (and reminds me of crab cakes in a weird way). Just add sticky ribs or a mixed grill, a family-style summer salad, and you’ve got a memorably amazing meal! Maggie, when are you coming?
Use big potatoes, little potatoes, red, white, yellow, or russets – whatever suits your fancy. Put all your chopped ingredients into a bowl, and toss well until everything is evenly coated. Spread the potatoes out onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Add another dusting of bread crumbs, and bake until crispy and brown, about 30-40 minutes, turning potatoes halfway through cooking.
If you do what I often do (cramming too many potatoes on the sheet), it may take a little longer and a few more turns with the spatula to get it all nice and crispy. But it’s totally worth it. Enjoy!
Bread Crumb Roast Potatoes
Serves: 6 to 8
- 3 pounds potatoes (any kind will do)
- 1 medium onion, coarsely cubed
- 2 cloves garlic, sliced thin
- juice of 1 lemon
- a generous glug of olive oil
- a few sprigs of fresh rosemary (or dried)
- 1 tablespoon salt
- black pepper
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cups bread crumbs, plus another 1/2 cup reserved for sprinkling
- Preheat oven to 450F, wash potatoes (leaving skin on) and cut into uniform size cubes or wedges.
- Place cut up potatoes and all ingredients into a large bowl and toss well until everything is evenly coated.
- Spread the potatoes onto a parchment lined baking sheet, sprinkle with 1/2 cup reserved bread crumbs and bake at 450F for 30-40 minutes, flipping halfway with spatula (careful not to knock the crumb crust off), till crispy and golden brown. This can also be done in a roasting pan on the barbecue.
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