Smashed Red Potatoes

I could eat potatoes everyday.  I just love them.  They are so very nutritious, very versatile and easy to cook.  The are not limitations to the number of delicious possibilities that await either.  I made a ham and spinach quiche,  Mile High Crab Quiche but for dinner, I needed something else to go with it.  I made some smashed red potatoes.  It was a great combination.

Smashed Red Potatoes

These are super easy to make and only require a few simple ingredients that we all have on hand.  I am not going to give actual amounts for these, because you can do the exact same thing for 1 potato or for 100 potatoes, or for anything in between or even over.

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red potatoes

garlic

salt & pepper to taste

olive oil

parsley

Parmigiano cheese

 

Preheat the oven to 400*F or 200* C.

Rinse the potatoes.

 

Mix everything together, except the Parmigiano cheese and toss the potatoes in the olive oil mixture.

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Spread the potatoes out on a baking sheet.  Bake for about 20 minutes, then flip them over and continue to cook for another 20 minutes, or until they are tender on the inside.

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After the second cooking, remove the potatoes from the oven and let cool just slightly, then smash them with a potato masher.  Drizzle the potatoes with more olive oil, sprinkle some Parmigiano cheese and some parsley, then place them back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes, or until the edges are golden and crispy.

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When the potatoes are done, they will be crispy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside.  Potato Perfection! Oh so yummy!

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Stay safe and stay well Everyone! ‘Til next time.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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