Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Parmesan Garlic Potatoes

This past weekend my sweetie surprised me with dinner at Truluck's and later a movie in Southlake Town Square. Since Valentine's Day landed in the middle of the week, we planned to celebrate this weekend, but I didn't have a clue that he had made such wonderful plans! Dinner at Truluck's is always a treat. After we enjoyed the warm, homemade Italian and Walnut Bread, Hubby chose the Sea Bass and I had Salmon. Both types of fish were served over a delicious combination of potatoes with garlic, green onion and Parmesan cheese. Our dessert was a 4-layer chocolate cake with strawberries and "Godiva sauce" over the top! Amazing meal!
That evening when I got home, I jotted down on an index card all of the flavors that I could detect in that potato dish. I'm certain that mine is the "backwoods cousin" of Truluck's version of this recipe. Their menu items are prepared by a trained chef who I'm sure uses only the best ingredients (such as a block of aged Parmesan, instead of Kraft in a can!) But, I have to say that when I fixed my potato "Truluck's-wanna-be" dish to have with our pork chops last night, both husband and son loved it. It went on a permanent card to be placed in my permanent file. I'm happy to share it with you today:

Parmesan Garlic Potatoes

3 C prepared mashed potatoes
1/2 C sour cream
1/2 C Kraft Parmesan cheese
1 green onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced fine
salt to taste

Spray a square glass casserole with cooking spray. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and spread evenly in casserole dish. Cover with foil and place in preheated 400 degree oven until bubbly and slightly brown around the edges. Uncover for last 10 minutes of baking until it's golden on top. Sprinkle top with black pepper to serve.

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  4. Sounds like a great Valentine's Dinner. We normally pretend Feb 2 is Valentine's Day. It is the anniversary of our first date....36 years ago. Don't you love it when hubby plans a date? Hey....thanks for linking up at Permanent Posies....Tuesday's Tasty Tidbits. Can you please link back to us.

  5. Those potatoes sound delicious...they will be on the menu this week. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Hi Marcia,
    I just love the addition of the Parmesan in this recipe. These potatoes will be so delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen