Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
Easy to make tasty potato appetizer, snack, or side dish. Cheese and tomato topping on slices of potatoes. Adapted from potatogoodness.com. I used dried basil instead of fresh for the garnish; you could use one of the optional toppings posted here or create your own. I parboiled the small ends of the potatoes for home fries or you could keep them to add to soup.
- 1 lb russet potatoes or 8 -10 small russet potatoes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese, freshly grated
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (to taste)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cups ripe fresh tomatoes, diced
- 2⁄3 cup mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄4 cup fresh basil, snipped or 1⁄4 cup green onions or fresh parsley, chopped
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Line 2 baking sheets with foil; lightly oil.
- Slice potatoes 1/4-inch thick; discard small, rounded ends or see description of the recipe above for ideas to use them.
- Place slices in a medium bowl with 2 Tablespoons olive oil; toss well to coat.
- Add grated Parmesan cheese, salt and red pepper; toss again to coat as evenly as possible.
- Place in a single layer on baking sheet.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- While potatoes are baking, stir together 1 Tablespoon olive oil, tomato, Mozzarella, balsamic vinegar, and garlic in a medium bowl.
- Top potatoes with equal amounts of tomato mixture.
- Bake for 5 more minutes or until cheese is just starting to melt.
- Sprinkle with basil or other garnish as desired.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.
I really liked this! I sliced the potatoes very thinly, and they ended up like crispy kettle chips. I also did not put the tomato topping on the potatoes until they were on the plate, as I just preferred serving it cool like regular bruschetta. I had to use shredded cheese instead of fresh mozzarella, and green onions instead of basil, but it worked well. Thanks for sharing.