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Cheesy Weekend Potatoes - Side Dish to the Perfect Braai

South Africans are always looking for a good recipe, for ‘the braai’.  A side dish or just something that goes perfectly with a braai.  Well, this is a winner.  Cheesy Weekend Potatoes is perfect as a side dish for any braai/barbeque, or even just on its own. Go on ; Try it.

Cheesy Weekend Potatoes

Ingredients:
Baby potatoes halved or bigger potatoes quartered  (If it’s really small baby potatoes you can leave them whole.)
 
  • Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder (or flakes)
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • Finely chopped or dried parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
 
A mix of your favorite 3 kinds of cheese (1 cup each – or mix as you like)
 
Method:
  • Preheat the oven to 200 °C (or ± 425ºF).
  • Mix all the above ingredients (except the cheese)
  • Place the potato mix in a large enough ovenproof dish and cover with foil. Cook until just done. (± 20 – 30 min.)
  • Sprinkle the cheese mix on top of the potatoes, cover again and bake for another 5 minutes u until the cheese is all melted.
  • (Decorate with a bit of extra chopped parsley.)
Cheesy Weekend Potatoes
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Braai side dish recipe What to make for a braai

Let’s face it:  Anything with cheese just tastes better.  You can add your own favorite spices or herbs.  I also love to make this recipe with paprika.  Lots and lots of paprika.  (Then I leave out the garlic.) 

You can also add some freshly copped chives.  Cheese and Chives after all is an excellent combination.

But there is a secret… 

Suggested Read:

South African Braai Recipes

The secret to success:  Using the best cheese you can afford.  Don’t skimp on the cheese.  The more the better and the best-matured cheese will give the best flavor.  However, it is again up to you.  If you only have plain cheddar in the fridge, use cheddar.  

Or you can give it a bit of Italian flavor, by adding my favorite:  ParmigianoReggiano.

Potatoes with cheese recipe

See how easily you can make this recipe your own?

Cheesy Weekend potatoes, can also just as easily turn into a weeknight dinner idea:  just serve it with a roast.  Or maybe just add a salad and you’ll have a vegetarian option.

Just enjoy!

Love, Anna C