Potatoes With Parmesan with Roasted Garlic

This incredibly popular and appealing Potatoes With Parmesan and Roasted Garlic dish is scrubbed, sliced, loaded with garlic and butter, and baked to perfection in a cast iron pan.

Here are a few tips on what to look for when you are buying potatoes. First and foremost, as different varieties work better with different cooking methods and dishes, consider your recipe and buy the right variety of potato so you will have the flavor and texture you are hoping for in the end result. To know if the potato is young, scrape the skin. If it is young, the skin will peel off easily. Vitamin C is high in fresh potatoes and there are tremendous health benefits from this antioxidant. Potatoes should not be soft to the touch. You want to buy firm potatoes.

Many people have heard stories about green potatoes being poisonous. Green skin on your potato means it has been stored under light, and potatoes should be kept in the dark. If you do see small green patches on the potato skin, by all means you should throw away the potato. You do not want to eat these potatoes with green skins!

Store potatoes in a cool, dry dark place. This will prevent them from moulding and sprouting. Potatoes oxidize quickly and turn black. Peel them just before use. You can submerge them in cold water for short amounts of time prior to cooking.

Be creative when cooking potatoes. These are one of the most diverse vegetables to cook. Serve them with a variety of your favorite things like butter, sour cream, bacon and delicious cheeses and herbs.

Potatoes are inexpensive in relation to many other foods on the shelves, easy to have in the pantry and a staple that has so many options you need never tire of its possibilities.

To get the complete ingredients and instructions for this recipe visit the 'Food 52' website below. The photo credit for this yummy dish goes to Mark Weinberg at Food 52.

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