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SLICED BAKED POTATOES

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Elevate Your Potato Game: Sliced Baked Potatoes Recipe

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Prepare to embark on a culinary journey that transforms humble potatoes into a symphony of flavors and textures with our exquisite Sliced Baked Potatoes recipe. This delightful dish combines the simplicity of thinly sliced potatoes with the richness of butter, the savory notes of Parmesan cheese, and the aromatic essence of garlic and parsley. Whether served as a side dish or enjoyed as a satisfying snack, these sliced baked potatoes are guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more.

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Ingredients:

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  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds potatoes (peeled and thinly sliced)
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter (divided)
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 large clove of garlic (pressed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup good quality grated Parmesan cheese (divided)

Instructions:

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  1. Preheat and Prep: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a baking dish with butter or cooking spray.
  2. Prepare Potatoes: Peel and thinly slice the potatoes. Pat them dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture.
  3. Create Butter Mixture: In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of melted butter with minced onion, chopped parsley, garlic powder or pressed garlic, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Layer and Season: Arrange a layer of sliced potatoes in the prepared baking dish. Brush the potatoes with some of the butter mixture and sprinkle with a portion of the grated Parmesan cheese. Repeat the layers until all potatoes are used, ensuring to finish with a layer of Parmesan cheese on top.
  5. Bake to Perfection: Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Then, remove the foil and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and the cheese is golden and crispy.
  6. Serve and Enjoy: Once baked, remove the sliced baked potatoes from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving. Garnish with additional chopped parsley if desired and serve hot as a delicious side dish or appetizer.

Cook Notes and Variations:

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  • Cheese Options: Experiment with different types of cheese such as cheddar, mozzarella, or Gruyere for a unique flavor twist.
  • Herbaceous Variation: Swap out parsley for other fresh herbs like thyme, rosemary, or chives to customize the flavor profile to your liking.
  • Spice it Up: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes or a dash of paprika for a hint of spice.

Keto and Low Carb Versions:

For those adhering to a keto or low-carb lifestyle, we’ve tailored versions of this delectable Sliced Baked Potatoes recipe:

  • Keto Version: Substitute the potatoes with thinly sliced turnips or rutabagas for a lower-carb alternative. Use melted ghee or olive oil instead of butter, and opt for a keto-friendly grated cheese such as aged cheddar or Swiss.
  • Low Carb Version: Reduce the amount of onion or omit it altogether to lower the carb content. Replace the grated Parmesan cheese with a low-carb cheese alternative like nutritional yeast or a blend of shredded Monterey Jack and Parmesan.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q: Can I prepare this dish in advance? A: Yes, you can assemble the sliced baked potatoes ahead of time and refrigerate them until ready to bake. Simply cover the baking dish tightly with foil or plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before baking as directed.

Q: Can I freeze leftover sliced baked potatoes? A: While you can freeze leftovers, note that the texture of the potatoes and cheese may change slightly upon thawing. Store cooled leftovers in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag and freeze for up to 1 month. Reheat in the oven or microwave until heated through before serving.

Q: Can I add other toppings to the potatoes? A: Absolutely! Feel free to get creative with additional toppings such as crumbled bacon, diced green onions, or chopped fresh herbs for added flavor and texture.

With its irresistible combination of buttery potatoes, savory Parmesan cheese, and aromatic herbs, our Sliced Baked Potatoes recipe is a true testament to the art of simple yet flavorful cooking. Whether you’re entertaining guests or simply treating yourself to a cozy night in, these potatoes are sure to impress. So gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and get ready to savor the deliciousness of this classic dish.

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