I recently started building my collection of cast iron skillets and pots, and I’ve been searching for recipes to prepare in cast iron. *Some members of my family are calling me slightly obsessed. They may have left off the word “slightly.”
So it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that my obsession correlated with a new Pinterest board dedicated solely to cast iron cooking. (You should totally follow the board, because Oh.My.Goodness.YUM!). One of the very first cast iron recipes I grabbed from Pinterest happened to be a side dish – Hasselback Potatoes with Parmesan and Roasted Garlic (you can repin the pin here). I altered the recipe slightly to go with the main dish I was cooking that night (and our family’s tastes) and loved how they turned out…though next time I’m going to increase the time a little and choose smaller potatoes to give them more wiggle room in the skillet.
Another note: my cast iron skillet was busy that day handling the main dish (I told you I was obsessed) so I made the potatoes in my cast iron pot. Just ignore the pot and pretend my potatoes are in a beautiful skillet, k?
Cajun Cast Iron Skillet Potatoes
- Olive oil
- 5 medium potatoes (or enough potatoes to loosely fit into your cast iron skillet)
- 5 to 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
- salt and pepper to taste
- ½ cup butter, cubed
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
- Heat oven to 375° F. Brush bottom and sides of a cast iron skillet with olive oil.
- Slice potatoes to desired thickness (the thinner you slice your potatoes, the crispier they will get). Arrange potato slices loosely in prepared skillet. **You want your potato slices to be able to move around so the seasoning and butter get into everything. Don't over-pack your skillet or your potatoes won't cook throughout.
- Sprinkle potatoes with garlic and Cajun seasoning, plus salt and pepper to taste. Top potatoes with small slices of cold butter.
- Cover skillet with lid and bake in a 375° F oven for about 1 hour or until potatoes are tender. Remove lid, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes or potatoes are cooked through and starting to get crispy.
Before cooking…remember to take my advice and plan a little more space between your potato slices.
Do you have any favorite dishes that you make in a cast iron skillet or pot? I’ve tried SO many things…and I’ll have more of my own recipes coming shortly!
Note: If you don’t own any cast iron cookware, this dish can be made in a casserole dish.
Here are a few more fun Pinterest remakes:
- Blueberry Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Drink by Confessions of an Overworked Mom
- Layered Berry Smoothie Recipe by A Mom’s Take
- Veggies Cooked in a Dishwasher by Homemaking Hacks
- Yellow Squash Croquettes by Mom Always Finds Out
- Paint Chip Calendar by Upstate Ramblings
- Fruit and Nut Trail Mix by My So Called Balanced Life
- Grilled Chicken with Rootbeer BBQ Sauce by How Was Your Day?
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