American Fries



If my dad is coming over for dinner you can bet I’m whipping up a batch of these deliciously fragrant potatoes, these are his favorite!  Red potatoes combined with onion, garlic,rosemary,and parmesan cheese are great paired with a juicy steak or a sticky rack of ribs.  I prepare them and serve them in a cast iron skillet, this keeps them warm throughout dinner, and in my opinion looks rustic and beautiful.

Recipe adapted from The Taste of Home Cookbook: Red Potato Bundles

What you need:

6 red potatoes roughly diced

1  onion diced

6 garlic cloves, minced

2 sprigs of fresh rosemary, or 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried rosemary

1 teaspoon of salt

Dash of freshly cracked pepper

2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

About a 1/4 cup freshly shredded parmesan cheese

1/2 cup olive oil and a little extra to coat the skillet before cooking



Cut potatoes into bite size pieces and put in a bowl.


Dice the onion and place in the bowl with potatoes.


Mince the garlic and place in the bowl with the potatoes.


Add: salt, pepper, grated parmesan cheese, rosemary, and olive oil to the potatoes.  Stir.


Lightly coat a cast iron skillet with olive oil and apply medium to medium  high heat.  You want to use a larger size skillet because you want the potatoes to be in one even layer so they crisp up.


Add potatoes to the cast iron skillet.  It will seem like there is too much oil in the skillet at first but this will cook down in time.  Let them sit undisturbed, once you see the edges start to become golden you can stir.  Some bits will stick to the pan, this is good!  Scrape the bottom as the potatoes cook, this will give you crispy blackened bits incorporated throughout, which are the best part!


Continue cooking in this fashion until potatoes become soft and crispy around the edges, about 30 to 40 minutes.  By this time your kitchen will smell heavenly.


Shred fresh parmesan cheese over the top of the potatoes and serve in cast iron skillet.  You may want to make 2 batches if you are having guests over because they go quickly!  If you happen to have leftovers (I never do) serve with eggs in the morning.

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    • Thank you so much Harvest + Honey, that was so kind of you! I just finished getting my nominees and questions together, what a fun thing! Your blog is lovely and love the name:)


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