Instant Pot Method: Wash and dry potatoes and add them to the pot. Add water, close the lid and pressure cook them for 5 minutes using the 'Steam' or 'Pressure Cook' mode. Manually release pressure (QR), by turning the vent to 'Venting' position in the DUO, and pressing down the pressure release button in the ULTRA. Remove the potatoes and discard the water.
Stove-Top method: Wash and dry potatoes, add them to the sauce pan. Add water, salt and cover with a lid. Let is cook for about 10-12 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork tender.
Cut and Season Potatoes
Cut the potatoes in half, or quarter them based on their size. Add olive oil and seasoning and toss well. Now add the parmesan cheese and toss. By adding the cheese later, we ensure that the potatoes get seasoned evenly before the cheese sticks to them.
Roast them in Instant Pot or Oven
Instant Pot Method: Turn on Saute on medium heat. When it displays hot, add the seasoned potatoes, face side down. Try not to overlap them as we want a crisp exterior on all of them. Cook the potatoes, till the cheese has formed a nice golden crust on each of them. This may take around 5-8 minutes. You may have to monitor the potatoes as the cheese can burn really fast.
Oven Roasted Potatoes: Pre-heat the oven at 400 °F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Place the potatoes face side down. Try not to overlap them as we want a crisp exterior on all of them. Place the baking sheet on the lower most rack of the oven and bake for about 20 minutes, or till the cheese has formed a nice golden crust.
Melt butter and lightly brush the potatoes. Sprinkle chopped chives and enjoy!