I have being preparing these potatoes for years after my father in law served them to
me on Christmas day. It wasn't for many years that I discovered the dish originated from
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 60 minutes
8 small baking potatoes
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp olive oil
50g dried bread crumbs
50g parmesan, grated
Potatoes: Preheat an oven to 200°C. Peel the potatoes and make
slices into each one 3/4 through at .5mm intervals (keeping them joined at the
Place the potatoes in a saucepan with water and place them over a moderate
high heat. Bring the potatoes to the boil then reduce them to a simmer. Allow the
potatoes to cook for 5 minutes.
Remove the potatoes from the saucepan and drain them thoroughly.
Melt the butter in an oven tray with the oil. Toss the potatoes in the butter
and oil and place them cut side up on the baking tray. Place the centre shelf of the
preheated oven and leave them to cook for 30 minutes.
Mix the breadcrumbs and parmesan together in a bowl. Remove the potatoes from
the oven and sprinkle over the parmesan and breadcrumb mixture. Return the potatoes
to the oven and leave them for a further 20 minutes until they are golden brown and
cooked through. Serve hot.