Jazz up your ordinary baked potato with fresh herbs and garlic! This recipe can easily be made ahead making it a great side dish for summertime cooking. Truth be told I don’t make potatoes often enough. I’m not sure why because I actually love potatoes. I grew up eating potatoes practically everyday. That German and Irish blood in me is boiling for some taters!
This recipe is great because it just takes a few minutes of prep and you have a delicious side dish that will please even the pickiest eaters!
I like a good old-fashioned Idaho potato, medium to large in size, wash them up real good. Scrub a dub dub four taters in the tub, and who were they for to eat?!
The butcher the baker the candle stick maker! Serve them up taters all three!
Sorry, I’m easily distracted by random nursery rhymes popping up in my head. I love me some Mother Goose.
Back to the potato; slice into thin slices about 3/4 of the way through you want to keep the potato together. If you can get 10-12 slices that’s perfect.
Place softened stick of butter in a small bowl, add pepper, salt, fresh garlic and parsley; mix it all together.
Slather the good stuff on your potato, try to get some down into the sliced parts 😉
Wrap potatoes up in foil, making sure that the foil is wrapped so that none of the buttery goodness comes running out. You can make Herb Butter Baked Potatoes a day ahead if you are having a big dinner. Store them in the refrigerator and then place them on a baking sheet; bake when ready. We are a family of six but 4 potatoes is perfect for us, no one ever eats a whole potato.
I will say that if there are leftovers they make great breakfast potatoes fried up with a little pepper and onion! Or you could use them in breakfast burritos….now there’s a great idea!
There you have it! Easy as pie!
Four and twenty black birds baked in a pie…..oh no!
Herb and Butter Baked Potato
makes 4 potatoes
4 medium to large Idaho Potatoes, washed
1 stick Butter, softened
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked Pepper, more if you prefer
2 teaspoons finely minced Garlic
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh Parsley, any variety is fine
aluminum foil for wrapping
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
1. Wash potatoes, cut off any bruised or damaged spots. Slice potatoes 3/4 of the way through the short way across, 10-12 slices.
2. Mix butter, salt, pepper, minced garlic, and parsley together in a small bowl.
3. Place sliced potatoes on a sheet of aluminum foil, spread 1/4 of the butter mixer over potato pushing some down into the cracks. Wrap foil up around potato keeping the crease of the foil at the top so the butter doesn’t run out. Repeat with the remaining potatoes.
4. Place foil wrapped potatoes on a baking sheet bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour.
Note: Potatoes can be prepared and kept in refrigerator one day ahead of time, place in oven and bake when ready.
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Nikki @Seeded at the Table says
I need to make potatoes more often, too! One of my favorite foods! Since this is as easy as pie, I’m pretty sure I’ll love it. 😉
Thanks for stopping by Nikki! I hope you give these a try 😉
Love this Sheila! Easy to do but so flavorful! Trying this one next time we eat potatoes!
Yes EZ! That’s what we need isn’t it. Thanks for stopping by.
This looks delish! Can’t wait to try it!
The Rems says
Sheila, you always make me smile!!
Oh yeah, back to the potatoes. I dont love potatoes, except fries of course, BUT my family will love these I’m sure!! Thinking how great they will be over the fire while camping! (After Jack and Jill head up the hill to fetch the water!)
Oh these would be great for camping! You’re funny…who’s your water fetcher? LOL
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says
Idaho potatoes are something I miss every day of the year. We have nice potatos but NOTHING that looks like those. I have potato envy.
we have really gotten into making and eating more potatoes the last few years, my kids are always asking for them. They would go nuts over these! Delicious!
My kiddos love them too, I guess I just need to get in the habit of cooking with potatoes more!! Thanks for stopping by <3
Liz @ The Lemon Bowl says
I must make these for my boys!!! And you will be so proud – I actually have white potatoes in the house!!