Oven Roasted Parmesan Potatoes

I’m munching away on some of these potatoes as I work on this post, and boy, are they delicious!  These potatoes are easy to make – you don’t even have to the peel them, which I love. And, while they’re roasting away in the oven, you can place some pork chops or chicken breasts in the oven at the same time – so all you have to do is heat up a vegetable or make a salad!

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Ingredients              Oven at 375F              Serves 5 – 6 people

  • 6 medium potatoes, washed, dried with a paper towel & cut into quarters
  • 1/3 cup butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan OR Romano cheese
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic salt salt with parsley
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


Rinse potatoes and dry with a paper towel. (No need to peel them.) Cut potatoes into quarters.

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Place 1/3 cup Parmesan OR Romano cheese, 1/3 cup flour, 1/8 tsp. garlic salt with parsley, 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper, 1/8 tsp. pepper and 1/2 tsp. salt in a bag. (You can use either a plastic or a paper grocery bag. Or – if you’re concerned about possible germs – use a large zip lock bag & put in a few potato pieces at a time.) Shake bag until all pieces are lightly coated with flour/Parmesan mixture.

Oven Roasted Parmesan Potatoes - My Yellow FarmhouseCut up 1/3 cup butter. Place pieces on a cookie sheet . Place cookie sheet in oven for 45 – 50 seconds to melt butter. ++ Be sure to watch it so it doesn’t burn !!

Remove cookie sheet from oven and place potato pieces (cut-side-down) on top of the melted butter.

Return potatoes to oven and roast for 25 minutes. Remove cookie sheet from oven & turn potatoes onto the other cut side.

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Continue to roast for another 25 minutes – or until potatoes are easily pierced with a sharp knife.

Let potatoes sit for a few minutes – serve and ENJOY. !!

(I guarantee you’re gonna like these Oven Roasted Parmesan Potatoes so much they’re gonna become one of  your Go To recipes !!)


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Skillet Chicken Dinner

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I never realized how many times I actually ‘goof up’ while cooking…. until I started writing this blog. Example – Jessica Seinfeld recently wrote a new cookbook, and I planned to use one of her recipes as a springboard for my Skillet Chicken Dinner. All went well until I realized I’d bought skinless chicken thighs. Change of plans…… Instead of baking the Skillet Chicken Dinner in the oven, I simmered it on the stove. And, as usually happens, the results of my ‘goof’ turned into something unexpected and delicious. The potatoes had a nice, firm texture and the chicken was really tender. Big Bonus – after ‘prep’, the meal cooked in just 35 minutes!

Ingredients and Method            Serves 4 – 5       Cooking Time – 35 mins.

  • 4 large potatoes (or 5 medium) – sliced into 1/4′ rounds  (It’s not necessary to peel the potatoes. I advise cutting off the ends of the potatoes and discarding them.)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large onion, sliced thin
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 10 BONELESS chicken thighs ……OR………4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts – cut in half
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt…. 1/4 tsp. pepper….1/8 tsp. paprika….1/8 tsp. garlic salt with parsley…1/2 tsp. Mrs. Dash with Garlic & Herbs… 1/8 tsp. poultry seasoning (I like Bell’s
  • 1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs….2 tsp. fresh, chopped parsley…. 2 tsp softened butter   (If you chose to do the ‘extra step’ (see directions below) double the bread crumb topping.)
  • 2 packages turkey gravy  (I like Durkee)
  • 2 tsp. seasoning and browning sauce  (I like Gravy Master)

Place the sliced onion into a large skillet, making an even layer of the onion slices.

Pour 1 cup water over the onions.

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Layer on the sliced potatoes. Drizzle potatoes with about 1 Tbs. olive oil

In a small bowl, mix  1 1/2 tsp. salt…. 1/4 tsp. pepper….1/8 tsp. paprika….1/8 tsp. garlic salt with parsley…1/2 tsp. Mrs. Dash with Garlic & Herbs… 1/8 tsp. poultry seasoning.   Sprinkle about 1 tsp. of the spice mix over the sliced potatoes.

USE - potatoes - Skillet Chicken Dinner 009Add the chicken to the skillet – sprinkle with the rest of the spice mix.  Cover the skillet and SIMMER for 25 minutes. (You may have to lower the heat more than once to make sure the ‘simmer’ doesn’t turn into a boil.)

After 25 minutes – turn the chicken over.     Simmer for another 10 minutes.    Check to make sure both the potatoes and chicken are cooked – they should be.

Remove skillet from heat.  Using a large spoon, remove most of the liquid and put it into a measuring cup. Add enough water to equal the amount of liquid in your gravy package directions. (I recommend using 2 packages. I also recommend putting in 2 tsp. Gravy Master – it gives your gravy a nice rich color.)

In a small bowl mix 1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs….2 tsp. fresh, chopped parsley & 2 tsp. softened butter. (Use a spoon to ‘smoosh’ the butter into the other ingredients.) Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture on top of the chicken.

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Place the skillet under the broiler – but only if you your handle is heatproof. Otherwise I advise sliding the potatoes and chicken into a casserole. Broil briefly – just until the breadcrumbs are slightly browned – then sprinkle with a bit of fresh parsley.  Enjoy!

++ Extra Step !   If you’d like both the chicken AND the potatoes to have a nice breadcrumb topping, then once the Skillet Chicken Dinner is cooked, separate the potatoes and chicken into two parts. Place chicken and potatoes side by side in a large, flat casserole  Double the ingredients for the breadcrumb/butter mixture and sprinkle on top. Broil briefly – just until the breadcrumbs are slightly browned, then sprinkle with a bit of fresh parsley.  Enjoy !

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Always Moist Barbequed Chicken, Corny Bread and Easy-Cheesy New Potatoes

“Always Moist Barbequed Chicken”

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“Corny Bread – Made in Bread Machine”

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Easy Cheesy New Potatoes”

Easy-Cheesy New Potatoes - Brooklyn Farmgirl's version of my recipe

Easy Cheesy New Potatoes” – – –  Brooklyn Farm Girl’s’ version – – – prepared with fresh radishes and broccoli straight from her rooftop garden.  Check out Pamela’s blog at brooklynfarmgirl.com!!

Some friends came over tonight to help take my outdoor furniture out of the barn – and into the yard, where it belongs! The weather today was amazing – mild with no humidity…. the kind of day that just screams – BAR–B– QUE !!

I haven’t made my Always Moist Barbequed Chicken in a while, although it’s always a real favorite whenever I make it. (And it was a big hit tonight.) The secret lies in the marinade, and, in cooking the chicken in a  250 F oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours so the meat is partly cooked before it goes on the grill. So you can say goodbye to slightly raw – or dried out – barbequed chicken!

The Easy-Cheesy New Potatoes is something I “invented” tonight – and the Corny Bread recipe is from a cookbook that came with my bread maker. Even though there’s a half cup of cornmeal in the ingredients, it doesn’t taste like cornbread. It’s just incredibly moist and light! .

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The “Always Moist Barbequed Chicken” is marinated for several hours – or overnight – so I’m giving you those directions first.

Ingredients   – (Uses 4 Large Chicken Breast Halves – bone-in and with skin.)

  • 4 bone-in chicken breast halves with skin
  • 3/4 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 2 Tbs. soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • dash of pepper

Combine the Italian salad dressing with 2 Tbs. soy sauce, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder and a dash of pepper. If you like, you can add some other ingredients to your marinade, such as a bit of cayenne pepper are some cumin, for example.

Place the chicken in a bowl, a pan or a large zip lock bag, and pour the marinade over it. Marinate overnight – or for several hours, turning occasionally.

About 1 1/2 to 2 hours before you plan to barbeque (depending on the size of the chicken breasts) set your oven at 250 F, drain away the marinade and place the chicken in a low sided casserole or pan. (You can turn the chicken a few times but it’s not necessary.)

At the end of the cooking time, the chicken will look like this – all ready to be barbequed!

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OK – you’re all set!  Set your gas grill at medium. Slather chicken breasts with your favorite sauce, grill until the skin as brown as you like and enjoy!  (If fat from the chicken makes your grill flame up – lower heat a bit.)

++ Tip from Emril Legasse – spread on your barbeque sauce at the last-minute or it might crystallize and char!  My chicken breasts charred a bit because I turned up the heat when the skin wasn’t browning quickly enough for me…. and the next thing I knew, it had gotten slightly charred.    Oh well, we live & learn !

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The “Corny Bread” takes several hours, so allow yourself enough time. (Not that you have to do any of the kneading etc.!)


  • 2 Tbs. milk. . . .and add lukewarm  water to make 1 cup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 Tbs. butter, softened a bit
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 1/4 tsp. yeast – bread machine yeast !
  •  ++ OPTIONAL – 1/2 cup canned corn – drained  OR  1/2 cup frozen corn – ADDED LATER!

Place all the ingredients – EXCEPT THE CORN – in your bread machine’s baking pan    in the order listed above.  Select the “Basic” and “Regular Crust” settings.  My bread machine lets me know when I should add ingredients such as nuts – or corn. If you’re bread maker doesn’t have this feature, you can add the corn towards the end of the kneading cycle.  (My machine takes 3 hours and 50 minutes to knead and bake the bread.)

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My sister-in-law says I could make a delicious meal out of mud. And by that she means I can take a bit of this and a bit of that and – voila – some good eatin’ !  I take that as a very nice complement – thanks Sue !!  These “Easy Cheesy New potatoes” were NOT made out of mud but out of what I happened to have on hand. I love the flavor and texture of new potatoes – like strawberries, they taste like spring or early summer.


  • 6 – 7 medium new potatoes – unpeeled
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • 5 shakes of Tabasco sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. salt – or to taste
  • 2 Tbs. fresh parsley, chopped
  • some sliced cheese to place on the top – about 1/2 cup – as much as you want
  • (I happened to have Marble Jack cheese, which is a combination of Colby and Monterey Jack)

Scrub potatoes a bit under running water, then cut into chunks of about 1″. Place in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring water to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer and cook potatoes until they are fork tender. (According to my brother-in-law, I didn’t cook them enough. According to his wife, they were fine…)

Easy - Cheesy New PotatoesOnce potatoes are cooked, drain and set aside. With the heat off, mix 2 Tbs butter, 2 Tbs. olive oil, 5 shakes Tabasco sauce, 2 Tbs. parsley and 1/4 tsp. salt in the pan. Add in the potatoes and mix well. (If the potatoes begin to break up a bit… that’s fine.)

Place potatoes in a casserole. Put some sliced cheese on top and broil until the cheese is melted – that’s it ! (The cheese tends to melt quickly because the potatoes are already hot!)    Enjoy !

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