I love, love, love potatoes! I am not sure if I have mentioned this on these pages, but a few years back, during the season of Lent, I gave up potatoes! That was huge for me. All my family and friends when they found out about this, they were like, whoa, this is what you call real fasting! Lizy, giving up potatoes…huge! It was huge. I was cooking with potatoes, making it for family. But I wasn’t putting it in my mouth. Week after Easter, my hubby and baby almost choked me to death! Reason being, I was eating potatoes and only potatoes and they were forced to eat that as well. I mean, who’s gonna cook for them separate meals when I am already pressed for time?! Since then, I haven’t done anything like it. You can be crazy once, not all the time!
This being our long weekend, Victoria Day Weekend, I made a special dinner for the family. This is the side I made. I actually sliced potatoes thin in order to make chips. Then I changed my mind and instead of deep frying the potatoes, I made this stacked potatoes which were baked in oven. They came out lip smacking good. Both father and son absolutely enjoyed it. And for me, I have already planned to make another big casserole of this potatoes that could last me for a whole week!
3-4 large potatoes
Salt and pepper to taste
3-4 garlic cloves, grated
2 tbsp fresh parsley, grated
3-4 tbsp oil
Clean the potatoes and using sharp knife or mandoline, slice them as thinly as you can.
Place the potatoes in the cold, salted water for about 15 minutes.(I left the skin on)
Wash the potatoes in cold running water.
Arrange them in upright position in an oven-proof baking casserole.
Liberally sprinkle salt and pepper on potatoes, making sure insides of the potato stacks get enough seasoning.
Heat up the oven to 450° F.
Heat up the oil, add garlic, cook till it’s light brown.
Remove from heat, add parsley.
Drizzle hot garlic oil over potatoes and in between potatoes.
Cover and bake in the hot oven for about 15 minutes.
Uncover and bake again till potatoes are golden brown.
Serve hot stacked potatoes with grilled chicken or any of your favorite main.
You can also sprinkle your favourite cheese once the potatoes are out of the oven to jazz it up.