Tater Essentials: Lemony Parmesan Potatoes

Andy Anderson !


This is an excellent way to serve up some tasty taters. They have a wonderful lemony flavor, that goes well with the parmesan cheese, and other ingredients. Just toss, bake, serve… easy/peasy.

As a matter of fact, I used a lemon-infused olive oil, for a bit more kick.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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10 Min
30 Min



  • 2 lb
    golden baby potatoes, cut in half
  • 1/3 c
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin variety
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp
    lemon/pepper spice, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp
    fennel seeds
  • ·
    salt, kosher variety, to taste

  • ·
    chicken fat, more on this item later
  • ·
    sour cream, for serving
  • ·
    fresh parsley, chopped, for topping

How to Make Tater Essentials: Lemony Parmesan Potatoes


  2. I love a good lemon/pepper spice, and usually will add more than what this recipe calls for. Basically, all it is, is finely chopped dried lemon zest, lemon salt, and pepper. Some brands add other ingredients, such as sugar, onion, and/or garlic salt, and celery seed. Look at the label… sometimes less is more.

    One of my favorite brands is Sauer’s.
  3. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  4. Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 400f (205c).
  5. Wash and slice the taters in half, throw them into a bowl with all the other ingredients, and toss.
  6. Place them in an ovenproof bowl.
  7. Place into the oven, and bake until tender, about 25 – 30 minutes.
  9. Serve while nice and hot; however, for an added treat, toss them in some chicken fat before serving. Decadent, yet tasty. Enjoy.
  10. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Tater Essentials: Lemony Parmesan Potatoes

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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