Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Potatoes
Potatoes are the perfect addition to a comfort meal and easy to prepare, but sometimes you need to do something a little extra to take them over the top. This crockpot potato recipe consists of potato wedges doused in a mixture of spices and herbs, like garlic, thyme, and oregano, and sprinkled with nutty Parmesan. One might wonder why they should take the time to cook potatoes in a slow cooker, but the results of this delicious potato recipe may convince you to make them weekly. While boiling or roasting cooks potatoes in a much shorter amount of time, the potatoes almost steam in the crockpot and become infused with the flavors they are marinated in. Sarah, the author of The Magic Slow Cooker recipe blog, knows what makes crock pot recipes great, and you won’t be disappointed with this one.
Whether you want an interesting potato dish to make through the week or want to bring one to a potluck or family gathering, this garlic parmesan potato recipe is an excellent choice. The bonus of crockpot recipes is that everything can be combined and left alone for a few hours, and then you can come back to a delicious meal. Another great thing about crockpots is that they are transportable, which means you can take them to wherever you have to be, plug it in a rewarm the dish. Crock pot bowls are also well insulated, so rewarming shouldn’t take long, since the food should lose much of the heat.
There are many types of potato dishes that show off the intricacies of the potato. Mashed potato recipes show off their creamy qualities while roasted potatoes deepen their flavor and give them a golden quality. This crockpot potato recipe displays how easily potatoes take on different flavors because their porous nature sops up the olive oil, garlic, and Parmesan they combined with. Truly great crockpot recipes find a way to make a product better through slow cooking and time, and this is one of them. The potatoes sweeten and become fluffy, while they become coated in the spice mixture. If you would like more color in the dish, you could pre-brown the potatoes before adding to the crockpot. Simply heat some butter in a skillet set over medium heat, add the potatoes, and cook, while turning, until golden. This might shorten the crockpot cooking time, though, so keep an eye on the potatoes.
Sarah uses red potatoes in her garlic parmesan potato recipe, but you could use whatever variety you like. Just keep in mind that different varieties of potatoes will cook differently and produce a different texture. The red potatoes are an ideal choice because they are waxy and become fluffy when cooked. They also hold their shape very well. White potatoes will cook down more when they are cooked for a lengthy process. Whatever variety you choose in your potato recipe, keep an eye on them to ensure they don’t overcook. Thank you to Sarah, the author of The Magic Slow Cooker recipe blog, for sharing her slow cooker garlic Parmesan potatoes recipe with us.
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