Smashed Potatoes

800 pix - Smashed Potatoes (plated)#0

Smashed Potatoes – fingerling potatoes shown here.

You’ve made mashed potatoes . . . but have you ever made “smashed potatoes?”

This is a great side dish for omnivores and vegetarians alike. It is also an easy recipe to make, but give yourself about 50 minutes to prep and bake. I like to prep the potatoes by boiling them, adding the olive oil, thyme, and salt/pepper, place them on a baking sheet and cover until ready for the final 20-minute bake at 450 degrees.

Ingredients:
20 – 24 ounces new potatoes
2 tablespoons + 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (divided)
3 cloves garlic (minced)
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

In a medium pot of boiling water, cook potatoes until tender, about 15-20 minutes. Drain well and place potatoes in a large baggie. Add 2 tablespoons oil, garlic, salt and pepper and shake to coat potatoes. Pour potatoes onto parchment-lined baking pan.

800 pix - Smashed Potatoes (being smashed)

Use a potato masher to carefully “smash” the potatoes until flat but still in one piece. Drizzle with remaining tablespoon of oil and sprinkle with thyme leaves.

800 pix - Smashed Potatoes (oil, garlic & herbs before baking)

Place potatoes in oven and bake for another 20 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp. Serve immediately.

TIP: For additional instructions and great recipes for traditional mashed potatoes see my friend’s blog: MyKingCooking . It is amazing AND informative. Click on the following link to see the home page for Olivia’s blog at https://mykingcook.com 

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