Parmesan & Herb Oven-Fried Potatoes

2015-10-02
  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 40m
  • Ready In : 45m

Parmesan & Herb Roasted Potatoes is a variation of Oven-Fried PotatoesYou can prepare a batch in about the time it takes to preheat your oven. These potatoes are baked at a lower temperature to prevent burning the parmesan cheese.

Parmesan-Herb Red Potatoes

Homemade Parmesan and Herb Potatoes

Coated Red Potatoes in Baking Sheet

Parmesan-Herb Russet Potatoes

Coated Russet Potatoes in Baking Sheet

Fast-Food Fries vs. Parmesan & Herb Potatoes

How does Parmesan & Herb Oven-Fried Potatoes compare to a serving of fast food fried potatoes?  A 3-oz. (75 g) serving, one  small red potato has:

Nutrition Parmesan-Herb McDonald's
Serving Size 3-oz. (75g) 2.5-oz. (71g)
Calories 205 230
Calories from Fat 70g 100g
Saturated Fat 3g 1.5g
Cholesterol <10mg 0mg
Sodium 70mg 150mg
Carbohydrates 28g 29g
Dietary Fiber 3g 3g
Sugar 2g 0g
Protein 7g 3g

Parmesan cheese adds saturated fat and protein. You have about 10 percent less calories, 55 percent less sodium and twice the protein. Although you can add salt to the seasoning mix or at the table, the herbs provide flavor reducing the need for salt. Potatoes are a good source of potassium.

Potato Chips vs. Parmesan & Herb Potatoes

For 40 or 50 more calories than 1-ounce of potato chips you get nearly 3-ounces of Parmesan & Herb potatoes. An equivalent amount of potato chips has over 400 calories and 400 mg of sodium.

Serving Suggestion

Parmesan & Herb Roasted Potatoes can be served with any food you would normally serve mashed, baked, or fried potatoes from hamburgers and sandwiches to holiday dinners.

Cook’s Tip:

I used small red potatoes about 2-inches (5 cm) long cut into 4 wedges. Cut larger potatoes, like russet, into 6 or more wedges for uniform baking. The thicker the wedge, the longer the bake time.

Substitutions

One teaspoon of Italian seasoning can be substituted for the herbs.

Romano cheese can be substituted for all or part of the parmesan cheese.

Related Recipe

Oven-Fried Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lb. (700 g) red, white, or Russet potatoes
  • 1.5 tablespoons (22 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • Seasoning Mix
  • 3/4 cup (60 g) grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon (0.625 ml) garlic powder
  • Black pepper to taste

Method of Preparation

Step 1

Position rack in bottom of oven and preheat to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly coat with cooking spray.

Step 2

In a rimmed plate or bowl combine cheese and seasoning.

Step 3

Wash potatoes and dry with paper towels. Cut in half and then cut each half into wedges about 3/4-inch (1.9 cm) wide. Place wedges in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Using your hand, coat potatoes with the oil.

Step 4

Press the cut edges of each wedge into he parmesan mixture and place cut-side up on baking sheet.

Step 5

Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until browned and fork-tender.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    205
  • Calories From Fat

    70
  • Total Fat

    8g
  • Saturated Fat

    3g
  • Trans Fat

    0g
  • Cholesterol

    <10mg
  • Sodium

    70mg
  • Carbohydrates

    28g
  • Dietary Fiber

    3g
  • Sugar

    2g
  • Protein

    7g
  • Serving Size:

    About 3 oz. (75 g), 1 small potato