This recipe for breaded potato sticks with cheese and herbs is a new one for me that I tried for the first time yesterday. These potato sticks are SO good! They are crunchy, with the herbs, cheese, and potato making just the right blend of flavors. My only criticism is that the potatoes are so tasty, the recipe does not make enough… or at least not for my family! Next time I will double or triple the recipe.

3 or 4 raw medium-sized potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch sticks
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (I use olive oil)

1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, herbs, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl, and mix well so the cheese and herbs are evenly distributed throughout the crumbs. Measure the oil into another small bowl. Dip each potato stick into the oil and scrape off any excess oil on the side of the bowl. Coat the oiled potato sticks with the cheese and bread crumb mixture, making sure that all surfaces are covered. Arrange the potato sticks on a greased or parchment-lined baking sheet so that they do not touch each other. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Serve hot.

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