There, I said it. That dirty word anyone on somewhat of a carb-free diet is afraid to say. Whichever way you say it, it’s packed with starch. It’s also one of my favorite root vegetables. Yes, there are tons of other really yummy veggies that are much healthier for you. But, when I’m looking to indulge in a little comfort food, potatoes are my go-to. Well, that and cheese… you see where this is going. Nowhere healthy, but oh-so-good!
I’m a firm believer that Parmigiano Reggiano can make ANYTHING better. You’ll see how many ways I like to spin this delicious cheese named after its native town, Parma, in Italy. If you’ve seen my post on Parmesan Butternut Squash Shrimp Pasta, then you know all about it. After all, Parmigiano Reggiano is the only true parmesan. You can tell by the signature along the rind of the cheese.
This is a quick and easy sheet pan recipe. I love baby red potatoes (they are just so cute I could bite them, and I will), they cut my time in half by only having to slice once, right down the middle.
I typically mash three cloves of garlic I’ve put through the garlic press (does anyone use those anymore?), sprinkle three sprigs of rosemary, and toss together with two tbsp of olive oil (also straight from Italy courtesy of my best friend currently living in Vicenza). Add salt and pepper to taste and pop it in the oven at 400 degrees for about twenty minutes.
Stick a fork in them, they’re almost done. No seriously, once a fork can be inserted directly into the middle, they are ready to come out for just a minute. This is the fun part… grate as much Parmigiano Reggiano as you’d like on these babies. Don’t worry if it gets on the sheet pan a bit, these crunchy bits are delicious! Drop it back into the oven on broil for five minutes, not six, that’s too long.
The earthy flavors of the rosemary and the salty bite from the parmesan are enough to make you cheat… on your diet, relax. This is a perfect side to any dish, and just the right size for tiny fingers to nibble.
Enjoy! Oh, and don’t email me about your diet-cheating habits, I don’t need that kind of negativity in my life.
Thanks to Parmigiano Reggiano for partnering up with me to sponsor this post, and for single-handedly enabling my obsession with cheese. As always, all opinions expressed are 100% my own.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. As always, all opinions expressed here are 100% my own.
We’ve become a family who does brunch quite often. I enjoy finding new, family-friendly places to kick back on a Sunday with the family. This particular Sunday we were enjoying a visit from my aunt in town for the weekend. It’s rare we are all in the same state so we decided to show her a bit of the town. Mizner is the perfect place to spend your afternoon filling up the belly, then taking a stroll along the fountain area.
We started at Tanzy (attached to the fabulous iPic theater). I’ll be honest at first, I didn’t picture Tanzy as being a place to take the kids. With two rambunctious (hungry) boys, I like to keep it simple. Get in and out quickly, and no one gets hurt. 🙂
The staff was incredibly accommodating, and our server (Julie) was an experienced nanny. Bonus! If that doesn’t entice you, the menu is enough to keep you coming back for more. Starting with appetizers we munched on Burrata with strawberry and arugula bruschetta with a balsamic glaze.
Since we were a group of five we decided to add another appetizer. Staying true to my first love (cheese) we added some Burrata and Crispy Prosciutto accompanied by figs and arugula with crispy bread. A perfect blend of salty and sweet. Salivating yet???
The benefits of going with the family are getting to try a bit of everyone’s dish. In total, we tried the Infamously Decadent French Toast:
The Three Egg Omelette came in an adorable personal size cast iron skillet with bacon and toast. This was perfect for my boys to enjoy, and us parents to “taste.”
My husband enjoyed the juicy Tanzy Burger. 10oz of ground Angus, applewood smoked bacon and beefsteak tomatoes. Perfect for the hungry dad!
In a mood for pasta, I gave the Pappardelle a try. This is comfort food at its finest folks. This slow cooked bolognese with fresh ricotta really hit the spot.
I sipped on the house favorite, the aptly named “Boca Mimosa.” A fun twist on a traditional mimosa with blood orange in place of orange juice. It was perfection!
The real star of the show at Tanzy are the assortment of incredible desserts. We pretty much gave everything a try. You know, for research… Chocolate cake is always a must for us, this was topped with vanilla gelato and indulgent caramel sauce (incredible!).
I’m a huge bread pudding fan, I’m also a red velvet cake lovah… so this was a no-brainer.
The Monkey Bread Babka was originally for the kids, but I think we may have finished it all off.
Tanzy brunch as a whole was a hit for the entire family. Come for the bottomless mimosas, stay for the BABKA!
Tanzy is located in Mizner Park at 301 Plaza Real Boca Raton, FL 33432. You can visit them online, or make reservations by phone at 561-922-6699