Every summer we visit my father-in-law in Austria and every summer I eat my weight in parsley potatoes (well, just about!). Walker eats his weight in sausage and schniztel AND potatoes. He can't help it, he's got Austrian DNA. It's not surprising we ate so many parsley potatoes when one of the most popular side dishes in traditional Austrian restaurants is potatoes with parsley!
Traditionally this dish is made by boiling peeled potatoes, but I used red potatoes and I didn't peel them because there's where most of the minerals are stored. I baked them in the oven with homemade garlicky ghee and seasoned them with sea salt and pepper.
They are absolutely delicious, the right amount of crispiness on the outside and soft on the inside!
I always buy organic potatoes otherwise they are heavily sprayed with pesticides. Plus, they are typically an inexpensive vegetable and fairly easy to find organic at your local grocery store or health food store.
I just washed the potatoes and cut off the yucky bits. I always keep the peel on my potatoes because that's where most of the fibre and minerals are found.
The melted ghee mixture gives this recipe a signature taste. After I melted the ghee, I added minced garlic and just before serving, I mixed in the fresh parsley and seasoned the potatoes with sea salt and pepper.
This is a classic dish for any occasion! Whether you're entertaining, making dinner for two, or a family of 4, this recipe is a winner.
As I mentioned, this recipe calls for ghee and if you haven't yet heard of or used ghee in your cooking, you can learn more about it over here . I also have a super informative video below so you can learn how to make your own!
Before I get to the recipe, I want to tell you about all the health benefits of parsley because it's an amazing superfood!
Health Benefits of parsley
We enjoyed these parsley potatoes with Roast Chicken Thighs with Dijon Marmalade and roasted broccoli.
I hope you love these Oven-Baked Parsley Potatoes! If you've got the time, I highly recommend making your own ghee, it's sooooo delicious!
Have a joyous rest of your week!