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Baked potato side dish recipe

Parmentier Potatoes

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 side dish servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Parmentier Potatoes are cubed pieces of potatoes that are roasted with garlic and herbs until golden and crunchy. Best served with other French recipes.



  • 1kg (2lbs) potatoes, peeled and cut into 2.5cm (2in) cubes
  • 45ml (3 tbsp) vegetable or sunflower oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) fresh thyme leaves, washed and finely chopped
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) fresh rosemary, washed and finely chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C / fan 180°C / 400°F / gas mark 6.
  2. Place the oil in a large roasting tin and place in the oven.
  3. Parboil the potatoes in a large pot of salted water over a high heat for 5 minutes. Do not overcook!
  4. They should still have a slight crunch to them.
  5. Drain them in a colander and let them completely dry.
  6. Remove the roasting tin from the oven and carefully place the potato cubes in a single layer.
  7. Turn them around a bit for all surfaces to get covered in oil.
  8. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes, then stir in the garlic and fresh herbs.
  9. Return to the oven for another 15 minutes or until the potatoes are golden and crispy.
  10. Season to taste and serve immediately. Parmentier Potatoes work as a side dish for most western meals. Enjoy!


  • Feel free to experiment with different oils but keep in mind that it needs to have a high smoking point.
  • You are welcome to keep the skins on the potatoes.
  • If you can’t get hold of fresh herbs, you can play with different combinations of the following herbs: 10ml (2 tsp) garlic granules, 5ml (1 tsp) dried parsley, 10ml (2 tsp) dried rosemary and 10ml (2 tsp) dried thyme. Italian seasoning also works!
  • Storage: These potatoes are not freezable but if you have any leftover, they will store for up to 3 days in the fridge. You can reheat them in the oven at 200°C / fan 180°C / 400°F / gas mark 6 for 15 minutes, until hot.
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Roast
  • Cuisine: French

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