PARMESAN ROASTED BAKED POTATOES
4 baked potatoes
1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
seasonings of choice
1] Wash, pierce, and bake 4 large potatoes. Depending on how much time I have, I usually cook mine for:
45 minutes at 400 degrees
60 minutes at 350 degrees
90 minutes at 325 degrees (preferred)
2] Remove cooked potatoes from the oven and cut in half lengthwise.
3] Using a paring knife, make 1/2-inch cuts in a criss-cross pattern in each potato half, stopping short of the skin.
4] Place potatoes on an aluminum lined baking pan, brush with melted butter, add cheese, and sprinkle with favorite seasonings. I stuck with salt, pepper, and Lawry’s seasoning salt. Garlic and/or onion would be good too!
5] Bake under the broiler for 10-15 minutes. Keep an eye on it! You don’t want these tasty taters to burn!
These were a lot easier to make and tasted just as good, if not better, than the kind cooked “face down” in the pan. I liked the crunch on these better. Just an observation from somewhat of a “potato connoisseur.”