Friday, January 13, 2012

Parmesan Potato Bites

Do you have kids or adults who like "tater tots"? These potato bites are the perfect replacement! Made from small, new potatoes with just a spritz of oil and a sprinkle of Parmesan, they're a great side dish and very kid friendly.


20 small 1 inch diameter potatoes
olive oil spray
1 tsp grated Parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Bring a saucepan of water to boil. Scrub the potatoes, then add to the boiling water. Return water to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. While the potatoes are cooking, prepare a non stick oven proof pan by spraying it with olive oil. Drain the potatoes, then place them on the pan. Squash each potato by pressing down in it with a flat object, like a flat bottomed cup or a kitchen mallet. Spray the potatoes with a more olive oil, then sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese on the potatoes. Cook the potatoes in the oven for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are hot and the cheese is browned.

Serves 4

Stealthy Cooking Tip: Here's a tip for easy portion control. First of all, only cook 5 potatoes per person, then add the potatoes to each plate before it's served. There's no seconds available, and each person gets a single serving size.

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