Garlic and Parmesan Fingerling Potatoes Recipe

Garlic and Parmesan Fingerling Potatoes Recipe

The fingerling potato is the perfect gourmet potato to serve with just about anything. If you’re preparing a fancy meal, such as filet mignon or broiled chicken, you need a classy, yet easy side. Garlic and parmesan fingerling potatoes are sure to be a hit.

I don’t know why I think of the fingerling potato as the fancy potato. Probably because they are colorful, unordinary, and look more exotic than your typical russet potato. This recipe was actually inspired by a more complex variation of roasted potatoes, that actually involved baking and sautéing the potatoes in duck fat for a crispy exterior.

The result was fantastic, but I tried to simplify where I could. Instead of sautéing the potatoes in duck fat, I found roasting them in a little extra olive oil and butter in a cast iron skillet achieves a similar slightly crispy and golden result. It’s a good way to bake and simultaneously oven-fry the potatoes. Once fresh out of the oven, I sprinkle with fresh grated parmesan cheese. The end result of garlic, butter, and parmesan cheese is simply amazing. Amazing.

Garlic and Parmesan Fingerling Potatoes Recipe

Garlic and Parmesan Fingerling Potatoes Recipe

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Garlic and Parmesan Fingerling Potatoes Recipe
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Serves: 3-4
  • 1 pound mixed color fingerling potatoes
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
  • kosher salt and ground pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  2. Cut fingerling potatoes into halves.
  3. In a cast iron skillet, combine potatoes, butter, olive oil, garlic, parsley, half of the parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Stir and mix until potatoes are fully seasoned.
  4. Place skillet in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until potatoes are slightly crispy and tender on the inside. (Should be able to easily pierce with a fork). Let cool for 5 minutes, top with the remaining parmesan cheese and serve.



  1. All your food exlante

  2. I don’t have a cast-iron skillet! Can I use regular glass baking dish???

  3. Made it exactly as recipe and it was delicious!! And, very easy!

  4. I made exactly like the recipe said too, but the garlic burned in mine 🙁

  5. The perfect side! Easy to make. Delicious!! And a little bit fancy.

  6. Perfection! Well balanced and not over-seasoned!! The fingerlings almost stole the show over my London Broil!

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