Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
- 12 medium, oval-shaped potatoes, peeled
- 3 Tbsp. butter
- 1 tsp. salt
- 4 Tbsp. grated Parmesan
- 2 Tbsp. unseasoned bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 450º. Place a peeled potato on a wooden spoon, then cut down crosswise into thin slices along the length of the potato (the spoon will keep your knife from slicing all the way through the potato. You don’t want to cut more than 3/4 of the way down; the slices should still hold together at the potato’s base). Repeat for all potatoes.
Pull the slices of each potato gently apart, without separating them. Place them, sliced-side up, in a greased casserole dish. Dot with butter and salt.
Bake in oven 30 minutes, basting once or twice with the melted butter that accumulates in the bottom of the pan.
Sprinkle potatoes with grated Parmesan and bread crumbs. Return to oven and bake for an additional 25 minutes.
Yield: serves 5-6.