Roasted Potatoes with Bacon, Cheese, and Parsley
These potatoes are hard to resist with their crispy roasted outsides and creamy delicious insides. I learned to shake the boiled potatoes before baking from an English caterer. Try it! It makes a difference.
You can roast potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet instead of using a baking pan if desired.
If preparing for a dinner party, the potatoes can be boiled and peeled a day ahead. Chill in an airtight container. Then partially bake them up to 6 hours in advance; cook up to the point where you turn them over in step 7. Take out of oven and let stand at room temperature covered loosely with aluminum foil. Remove foil and top potatoes with cheese, bacon, and garlic 15 to 20 minutes before serving; proceed with step 8.