OMGah you guys. Coming up is a big milestone in totalnoms’ville- I’m hosting my very first Thanksgiving! I’m so excited, but also pretty nervous. Both of our parents are coming, as well as my man’s brother, sister-in-law and baby nephew. This will be the first big dinner in our new apartment, too- Not to mention, I’ll be planning and executing an entire meal for 8 people!
So, as you can tell, there’s a lot at stake here. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, foodwise. Not only do you get to eat massive amounts of turkey, there’s so much more- the appetizers, the desserts, and oh yeah, the side dishes. Keeping that in mind, I’m testing out a few potential candidates in anticipation of the big day.
These potatoes are pretty dang delicious, and not to mention really pretty to look at. You can follow your hear when it comes to toppings- any combination of seasonings and cheese are pretty much guaranteed to work, in my opinion. I loved the combo of garlic powder and oregano, and used up some of the leftover cheese from the tacos I made last week. Yum!
- 2 medium baking potatoes, washed and scrubbed
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- handful shredded cheese, cheddar, monterey jack, or other good melting cheese
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
- Pre-heat oven to 425-degrees.
- Using a sharp knife, make slices up until ¼ inch of the bottom of the potatoes, about a ¼ inch apart, without cutting through. Place the potatoes in a un-greased baking pan, fan out the slices, and sprinkle each potato with garlic powder, oregano and salt. Drizzle melted butter over the potatoes. Bake for 45-50 minutes.
- Sprinkle the potatoes with cheese and parsley, and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, until cheese is melted and slightly browned.
What are your favorite Thanksgiving sides?