Delicious Skillet Fingerling Potato Parmigiana. Talk about comfort and flavor! Take beautiful boiled fingerling potatoes and put them in a cast iron skillet, then add a little Italian flair with the addition of tomato sauce, Parmigiano, fresh mozzarella, and basil. An end result of pure deliciousness from the crisp edged potatoes and melted cheese, to that rich sweet tomato sauce!
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Good ingredients, tasty dish!
We were so delighted when we were contacted by Earth Apples, and asked to create a recipe using their variety 'Snow finger' fingerling potatoes. I have to say, the were pretty amazing gems. However, with a little Italian twist, it kicked up these lovely 'earth apples' into a dish you will truly want to try!
What makes it a 'Parmigiana'
In Italy, the true Parmigiana is the Eggplant Parmigiana, but lately we call Parmigiana also a preparation that involves alternating layers of ingredients, mostly, tomato sauce, cheese, and basil with vegetables or protein.
Five ingredient meal
You gotta love a meal that only needs five ingredients to take you to an end result of pure flavor and texture victory! Here is our list:
- "Snow finger" fingerling potatoes
- tomato sauce or canned San Marzano tomatoes
- fresh mozzarella
- grated Parmigiano Reggiano
- a few basil leaves
The simple steps to a Delicious Skillet Fingerling Potato Parmigiana
You could not make a dish more simple than this. In very little time you will be smelling the aroma of this sizzling in the pan. Let me show you how it is done.
- Firstly wash and boil the potatoes, then cut into ¼ inch rounds.
- Then, splash some evo oil into a 10 inch cast pan. Place the potato rounds into the pan in a single layer, and season with salt and pepper.
- After, spread tomato sauce all over the potatoes creating a nice layer of richness.
- Lastly, grate some Parmigiano over the sauce and place some wonderful slices of fresh mozzarella on top.
- Finally, the finishing touches: we grate more Parmigiano and add fresh basil leaves, along with a drizzle of olive oil.
That's it, fire up the stove top and get this dish sizzling, remember to put a cover on it. To get that crispiness on the top and edges we place it in the oven uncovered, on broil for a few minutes. Remember to pay close attention, you don't want to burn it! Just want that nice golden color!
A quick tip on the sauce
For the sauce there are two ways you can tackle this. One is to use a tomato sauce. The other is to use some beautiful canned San Marzano tomatoes. We personally like the tomatoes and just puree them and add salt, pepper, a touch of olive oil, and maybe oregano. This way you get a real sweetness and freshness all in the same bite!
If beauty had another name it would be Delicious Skillet Fingerling Potato Parmigiana
Be honest! Does this not make you mouth water just a bit? Mine is, the aroma is incredible. I smell the sweetness of the rich tomato sauce, that crispness of the potatoes and the buttery and edgy aroma of the melted cheese.
Time for a taste!
Likewise, the flavor matches the aroma so well. The potatoes melt in your mouth and also have that lovely caramelized crispness. The sauce compliments the starchiness of the potato, while the cheese just embellishes the pure goodness of the dish. I love that pungent backdrop of the Parmigiano and those little strands of basil give just enough freshness to lighten things up.
Talk about comfort!
This Delicious Skillet Fingerling Potato Parmigiana has everything you would want in a comfort food dish. The textures and flavors leave you feeling warm and hugged and so fulfilled. This is a perfect weeknight supper idea. I know the kids will love it for sure. Come on, melted cheese, tomato sauce, and potatoes. Key ingredients to a kid-friendly meal!
- 5-6 Snowfinger potatoes (about 300 g)
- ½ cup tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes dressed with evo oil, salt, and pepper
- 5-6 slices (about 150 g) firm mozzarella, sliced
- Salt and pepper
- ¼ cup Parmigiano, grated
- Basil leaves
- In a pot filled with cold water, add the fingerling potatoes. Set on the stove on medium heat and cook for 20-22 minutes or until fork tender, but not too soft.
- Remove the potatoes from the water and place them on a wood board. Slice them in rounds about ¼ inch thick.
- Oil the bottom of a 10-inch (25.5 cm) cast-iron skillet and place the potato rounds to cover the bottom. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the potatoes.
- Then, spoon the tomato sauce over top, and spread evenly. Add some grated Parmigiano on top of the sauce.
- Add the mozzarella slices, sprinkle some oregano, and add the rest of the Parmigiano. Finish with some basil leaves.
- Cook on the stove on low-medium heat for 10 minutes, covered. In the meantime, preheat the broiler.
- Uncover, then place the skillet in the oven under the broiler for 1-2 minutes.
- Let sit for a couple of minutes, top with fresh basil leaves, and serve.
If you can't find fingerling potatoes, Yukon gold ,or yellow, or red potatoes would work just as well.
Any canned tomato could work, we just prefer the San Marzano, more sweetness and flavor.
Try and find the fresh mozzarella, it melts easier and is so tasty. If you can't, the firm mozzarella can work too.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 35 minutes
- Category: Main/side
- Method: stove top /oven
- Cuisine: Italian
Keywords: Italian food, fingerling potatoes, fresh mozzarella, Parmigiano Reggiano, tomato sauce, fresh basil,, comfort food, evo oil,
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