Patchwork Roasted Potatoes

April 14, 2021

The Grains Cookbook by Bert Greene. Serves 4. Recipe contains dairy.


  • 3 T toasted wheat germ
  • 3 T fine fresh bread crumbs
  • 3 T fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • generous pinch of grated nutmeg
  • 4 T unsalted butter
  • 1 pound potatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly butter a baking dish.
  • Combine the wheat germ, bread crumbs, cheese and nutmeg in a shallow bowl.
  • Melt the butter in a medium-size saucepan. Remove from the heat.
  • Peel the potatoes and cut each in half lengthwise. Then cut each half lengthwise into 4 crescents (a total of 8 slices per potato).
  • Pat the potatoes dry with paper towels, and toss them in the melted butter until well coated. Then roll the potatoes in the wheat germ mixture, and place on the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake until crisp and tender, 45-50 minutes. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper, and serve.

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