I have a LOT of food blogger friends. Not just friends that you write to on Facebook and blogs, but friends that you wish you could hang out with if they lived closer.
One of those friends is Monica Mooney, whom I fondly refer to as Moondoggie. She has the food blog, Sweet Heat Chefs, and I think she is wonderful.
We belong to a food group where we talk and laugh and cry and talk about all kinds of personal stuff with no judgment, stuff we can talk about such as our blogging, or how do we get more followers or how to do you like this recipe or my kid got an award today.
I can’t wait for the day when we can all get together and share a meal and a big bottle of something!! These friends mean a lot to me, like a pen pal but in a group and way better!
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So, Chris ( or as I fondly call her Pickles~ yes I fondly have nicknames for the friend’s I love) from Foodthoughtsofawannabechef Blog came up with a brilliant idea to have a food ingredient swap, a secret swap with our Foodie Group.
We all chose an ingredient from our local area and were given a secret friend to send the ingredient to. Monica was given me as her secret swapper…..lucky me!!!…. and she sent me a wonderful Zesty Garlic Seasoning, For Cooking and Dips, All Natural, no salt or sugars, from Bittersweet Herb Farm. Ingredients are parsley, garlic, chives, onion, lemon peel, herbs, and spices.
Well, I was thrilled that Monica was my secret pal, she sent it to me in the greatest card, I swear the card burst open with the sunshine that she sent me, it was raining that day in Maine by the way, but not after that!
Inside she wrote how excited she was that I was her secret pal, see what I mean?? I am crazy about Moondog, she is a wonderful person, she can make me spit my coffee all over my computer screen in a split second with her witty comments, I know she will have words of wisdom to bestow upon me or just a great joke!
So I have been wanting to make these amazing, drool-worthy, Parmesan Crusted Potatoes that I saw on my friend’s Facebook page. Ann, from The Fountain Ave Kitchen’s blog, is a fabulous cook and every time I see these potatoes posted on Facebook, I say I really want to try them, they looked simple to make and really delicious.
Well, guess what?? They really are, plus I sprinkled the Zesty Garlic Seasoning over the cheese before I placed the potatoes face down to bake. OOOOh! You are going to love this recipe.
See what happens when you have such great friends? Great recipes are made!!
Thank you Moondog for my Zesty Garlic Seasoning gift and thank you, Ann, for always having such amazing recipes, you know how I love the easy ones!! Thank you Pickles for coming up with another fantastic idea!!
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Garlic Parmesan Crusted Potatoes
Zesty and flavorful garlic parmesan crusted potatoes are the best side dish!
- 4 medium baking potatoes, halved lengthwise ( I used Maine White Potatoes)
- 2 ½ tablespoons olive oil
- ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 TBSP Zesty Garlic Seasoning
- ½ teaspoon kosher or sea salt and a few turns of the pepper mill
- Chives, optional
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Coat the bottom of a 13×9-baking dish with the olive oil, and then evenly distribute the grated Parmesan over the olive oil. Sprinkle Zesty Garlic Seasoning over the cheese. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper.
- Place the potato halves, cut side down, on top of the cheese mixture and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the potatoes are very tender when pierced with the tip of a knife. Precise baking time will depend on the thickness of your potatoes.
- Cool for five minutes before serving. Remove to a platter with a metal spatula, and garnish with snipped chives, if desired. Leftovers are equally delicious reheated in the oven or eaten cold, my son will attest to this!
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Serving Size1/2 potato
Amount Per Serving Calories 138Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 4mgSodium 263mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 3g
Monday 2nd of September 2019
I’ve made these twice and used garlic granules, onion granules and dried parsley in place of the garlic seasoning the recipe calls for. Both times they have turned out delicious!
Thursday 29th of June 2017
What is /4 seasoned salt and /4 black pepper?? That is what is showing in the instructions on how to make. Is it suppose to be 1/4 ? They look delicious!
Wednesday 5th of July 2017
1/2 teaspoon salt and ground pepper
Thursday 15th of June 2017
In some of the comments u said what to use to make the zesty seasoning but u said herbs but never said which ones and u gotta know that or it won't be the same ty
Thursday 15th of June 2017
Betty: ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon dried oregano, ½ tsp lemon zest ½ teaspoon kosher or sea salt and a few turns of the pepper mill
Thursday 13th of August 2015
The garlic-Parmesan potatoes sound delicious and easy to make. I think I will make these tonight to go with dinner. thanks for the recipe
Friday 14th of August 2015
Thank you! Enjoy! Nettie
Friday 29th of May 2015
Where did you get the Zesty Garlic Seasoning?
Saturday 30th of May 2015
Hi Juli, A Food Blogger friend sent it to me from her market, you could use garlic powder and lemon zest to substitute for the ingredients, Nettie
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