Any season is the right for potatoes recipes and we are sharing this delicious potato recipe with you today that you may want to add to your family meal planner. Getting kids to eat healthy is not always easy but when you incorporate different ways to cook potatoes, cut them into rounds, or wedges, you create family friendly meal ideas that everyone will enjoy.
This particular recipe for Baked Garlic Butter Potato Rounds from Grandmothers Kitchen uses Yukon Gold potatoes and freshly minced garlic qualifies in the quick fast and easy recipes category. This is an easy meal your family will love. What a winning combination. Yukon Gold potatoes are great for any potato recipe, giving it a wonderful flavor and a lovely pale gold color (thus the gold in Yukon Gold).
There are literally hundreds of recipes for potatoes, which is rather amazing when you consider the simplicity of this humble little vegetable. The potato is probably one of the most diverse vegetables you can find. It serves up well with almost any other dish, can take on a whole range of seasonings. It can be boiled, baked, fried, or steamed, and eaten either warm or cold. If that is not enough to make you try at least one easy potato recipe, you should know that potatoes are really good for you, too. When you eat them with the skins on, as you can with almost any baked potato recipe, you get lots of fiber, an important component to any good food plan, and something that many of us do not get enough of each day.
What nutrients are in potatoes you may ask. Potatoes nutrients include potassium, and, perhaps surprising to learn, are a good source of vitamin C, too. They are also high in protein, low in sodium and low in fat and cholesterol. There are about 110 to 150 calories in a medium sized potato (depending on what qualifies for medium in your household). So eat your potatoes. The cost of potatoes makes them affordable for pretty much anyone, as well, and, if you have the room on your property, they are easy peasy and cheap as borscht to grow. If this is your first go at a potato recipe, make it easy on yourself and try a baked potato recipe. Then you do not have to peel anything (usually) and it will be quick and easy to prepare. The second component of this easy potato recipe is garlic. Garlic has been hailed by many as practically a miracle food. The secret ingredient in garlic is called allicin, a sulfur compound that has cancer-protective properties. Like many foods, the best way to get the goodness out of garlic is to use fresh garlic, cut from a newly bought head. So only buy enough garlic to last a few days, and make a habit of replacing it often.
This easy potato recipe has you wash, slice and drizzle the potatoes with garlic butter. They are then baked until done to a nice color. You can eat them as is or with sour cream or ketchup. One thing for certain, this is a method of preparation that children will also love. Grandmothers Kitchen is always cooking up something and the easy to follow recipes are great for those younger or less experienced cooks.
1 Tablespoon olive oil
4-6 Yukon Gold small to medium size potatoes, cut into slices
2 Tablespoons melted butter
1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of freshly ground pepper
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 400F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and grease the paper with the olive oil.
Rinse the potatoes in cold water, pat dry and cut into slices about 1/4 inch wide. Put into a deep bowl.
Melt the butter, stir in the salt and pepper and the minced garlic. Pour the melted butter/garlic mixture over the potatoes and toss to coat.
Place the potatoes onto the prepared baking sheet. Do not stack them.
Place into the preheated oven and bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until lightly browned on both sides, turning once.
When potatoes are ready and still hot, sprinkle on the freshly grated Parmesan cheese and cook another few minutes until the cheese has melted.
Nutrition Facts of the Baked Garlic Butter Potato Rounds from Grandmothers'
Ingredients: Olive oil, potatoes, butter, ground pepper, garlic cloves, parmesan cheese.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 servings *Per Serving % Daily Value* Calories 344, Calories from Fat 111, Total Fat 12.3g 19%, Saturated Fat 6.0g 30%, Cholesterol 24mg 8%, Sodium 467mg 19%, Potassium 1311mg 37%, Carbohydrates 51.3g 17%, Dietary Fiber 7.8g 31%, Sugars 3.7g, Protein 9.6g, Vitamin A 6%, Vitamin C 106%, Calcium 15%, Iron 10%
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