Antoine-Augustin Parmentier (August 12, 1737 – December 13, 1813) is best remembered for elevating the lowly potato from the hog trough to dining table in France and around Europe. Outside of Ireland potatoes were primarily fed to animals and were actually thought to cause leprosy and other ailments.
Traditional parmentier potatoes are pan fried in a cup of butter, then finished in the oven. My version is much heart healthy. It is quick to prepare and kids love it.