French Homemade Parmentier Potatoes

Roasted parmentier potatoes in a white plate on the wooden table.

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4-ingredients Parmentier potatoes recipe that you will get in love with. These mini cubed potatoes that are easy to make, are tossed in olive oil, salt, and aromatic herbs are a perfect alternative to the classic roasted potato wedges.

Even if the name of this recipe may sound fancy, these golden potatoes are very easy to make. This recipe also can get handy if you want to try something different then the classic roasted potato wedges.

Also, for me, this recipe it’s a game-changer when we have guests with children. Usually, they eat them one by one with their hands until they finish the entire plate and they ask for more.

I love to cook them often because most of the work is done in the oven. And the best part? You need only four ingredients for this recipe.

This Parmentier potatoes recipe post includes useful tips and a few serving suggestion ideas. If you’re ready, let’s get started!

Roasted parmentier potatoes in a white plate on the wooden table.

Where comes the name?

If you’re asking yourself where the name of Parmentier Potatoes comes from: Back in the middle of the 18th century, a French agriculturalist, Antoine A. Parmentier popularized the potato in France.

Because of that, nowadays, you will find a lot of French potato dishes that will have the “Parmentier” in the name. 

Roasted parmentier potatoes in a white plate on the wooden table.

What is Parmentier Cut (Medium dice)?

Also, you may find in other recipes “Parmentier cut”. That means you need to cut into medium cubes, that are approximately ½ inch x ½ inch x ½ inch. (or 1.25 cm on each side).

How to Make Parmentier Potatoes:

1. First of all you need to wash well the potatoes and peel them.

Pilled potatoes with rosemary, oil and salt on a wooden cutting board.

2. After that, cut the potatoes into small cubes that are approximately ½ inch on each side.

Parmentier potatoes in a black pan with salt and rosemary

3. Now, for the extra flavor, we need to boil the potatoes.

Pouring hot water in a pan with parmentier potatoes.

4. After the water starts to boil, let the potatoes boil for another 5 minutes on low heat. Then pour the water from the pan.

Boiled parrmentier potatoes in a dark gray pan.

5. Season the potatoes. In my case, I decided to use only rosemary, salt, and olive oil.

Pouring olive oil above the Parmentier Potatoes.

6. Spread evenly all the potatoes on the oven tray. Strive them into a single layer. Ideally not touching too much. This will help the potatoes obtain a uniform roast from all the sides. 

Spreading the parmentier potatoes on a white tray.

7. Preheat the oven at 400F/200C and move them into the oven for about 35 minutes.

Roasted parmentier potatoes on a white oven tray.

8. That’s all. Our mini roasted golden potatoes are ready to be served.

Roasted parmentier potatoes in a white plate on the wooden table.

How to store the Parmentier Potatoes?

If you did a bigger portion of these roasted potatoes, you can store them in the fridge for up to 2-3 days.

Can you freeze them?

Yes, you can refrigerate the Parmentier potatoes then, when you need to serve the potatoes on the table, spread them again on a baking tray and put them in the preheated oven to 400F / 200C.

Roasted parmentier potatoes on a white oven tray.

What to serve near French Parmentier potatoes?

This side dish is a very universal one. Which allows you to use it with any type of meat or fish. If you want a vegan version, you can serve them near a salad. If you’re out of ideas, you can get some inspiration from how we cooked Boneless Pork Chops, Sweet Chili Glazed Chicken Wings and for sure you should take a look at our Roasted Chicken with Garlic and Herbs

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Roasted parmentier potatoes in a white plate on the wooden table.

French Homemade Parmentier Potatoes


  • Author: Victoria @ GoCookYummy
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

4-ingredients Parmentier potatoes recipe that you will get in love with. These mini cubed potatoes that are easy to make, are tossed in olive oil, salt, and aromatic herbs are a perfect alternative to the classic roasted potato wedges. 


Scale

Ingredients

  • 4 Large Potatoes
  • Salt
  • Rosemary
  • Oil

Instructions

1. Wash well the potatoes and peel them.

2. After that, cut the potatoes into small cubes of ½ inch on each side.

3. Boil the potatoes. After the water starts to boil, let the potatoes boil for another 5 minutes on low heat. Then pour the water from the pan.

4. Season the potatoes. In my case, I decided to use only rosemary, salt, and olive oil.

5. Spread evenly all the potatoes on the oven tray.

6. Preheat the oven at 400F/200C and move them into the oven for about 35 minutes.

7. Our mini roasted golden potatoes are ready to be served.


  • Category: Quick Recipes
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: French

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 160 kcal

Keywords: parmentier potatoes, french, quick recipes, mid-week

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