Often it’s easy to find a great new main dish, but do you tend to get into a rut with your side dishes? Green beans, corn and baked potatoes can get a little old if they’re not “spruced” up a bit! Let me share two of my favorite ways to fix a potato in the oven.
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup Italian-seasoned bread crumbs
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 4 medium unpeeled potatoes (about 1-1/2 pounds)
- Spread oil in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Combine the next five ingredients in a large plastic bag. Cut each potato lengthwise into eight wedges. Place half of the potatoes in the bag; shake well to coat. Place in a single layer in pan. Repeat with remaining potatoes.
- Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until tender, turning once after 25 minutes. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Another delicious potato wedge is the Potato Skin. If I’m in need of something in about 20 minutes, this is my go-to!
4 Baking potatoes, washed
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Bake the potatoes in the microwave until tender.
Cut into wedges and place flesh side down on a baking sheet. Brush skins with melted butter and sprinkle with Sea salt. Place in oven for about 5-7 minutes.
Turn potatoes over and brush flesh with butter and paprika. Return to oven and bake 5-7 minutes, or until crispy.
Serve With sour cream.
I love a good potato, and both of these are great accompaniments to a great main dish! Do you have a favorite way you fix potatoes fast?
With love from my country kitchen,