Crispy and Parmesan potato stacks are an elegant and delicious side dish that’s perfect for special occasions or as a tasty addition to your dinner table. These stacks consist of thinly sliced potatoes layered with Parmesan cheese and baked until they are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Here’s a recipe to make crispy and Parmesan potato stacks:
- 4 large russet or Yukon Gold potatoes
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 2-3 cloves garlic, minced (optional, for added flavor)
- 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves (or 1 tablespoon dried thyme)
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Cooking spray or additional melted butter for greasing
- Preheat the Oven:
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a muffin tin or cupcake tin with cooking spray or melted butter.
- Prepare the Potatoes:
- Peel the potatoes and slice them thinly. You can use a mandoline slicer for even and consistent slices.
- Season the Potatoes:
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the thinly sliced potatoes, grated Parmesan cheese, melted butter, minced garlic (if using), fresh thyme leaves, salt, and black pepper. Toss everything together to ensure the potato slices are evenly coated with the mixture.
- Layer the Potato Stacks:
- Take a stack of potato slices and place them vertically into each cup of the greased muffin tin. Overlap the slices as you go to create a “stacked” effect. Continue until each cup is filled. You can also sprinkle a little extra grated Parmesan cheese between each layer for added flavor.
- Place the muffin tin in the preheated oven and bake for about 50-60 minutes, or until the potato stacks are golden brown and crispy on the edges. The exact cooking time may vary depending on your oven, so keep an eye on them.
- Cool and Serve:
- Allow the Parmesan potato stacks to cool for a few minutes in the muffin tin before carefully removing them with a fork or spatula.
- Garnish and Enjoy:
- Garnish the crispy and Parmesan potato stacks with additional fresh thyme leaves or grated Parmesan cheese if desired. Serve them hot as a delightful side dish.
These potato stacks are not only visually appealing but also bursting with flavor. They make an excellent addition to holiday meals or any special dinner occasion. Enjoy your crispy and Parmesan potato stacks!