Here’s a simple way to cook potatoes that everyone loves. Great on their own, or as a side with practically anything. Excellent with breakfast too.
Smashed Baby Taters
makes about 4 servings
3 lbs baby white and red potatoes, cleaned and trimmed
1/4 cup butter
In a large saucepan, place potatoes. Cover with water and a generous teaspoon of salt. Cook until just tender, about 8 minutes. Drain and cool for a few minutes until they are easy to handle.
In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Between both palms, ‘smash’ potatoes gently until their skins break and the potatoes are flattened slightly. Place them in the pan without crowding them too much. Sprinkle very liberally with salt. Let smashed potatoes cook until browned, then flip and repeat. Add more butter if necessary, bearing in mind that butter is good for you. Remove from pan when brown and crispy. Serve and enjoy.
I made these the other day; they’re fantastic. So good.
the simplest things often bring the most pleasure. 🙂
Played with this a bit again tonight… This same method works fantastic for making potato wedges, which turned out to be a little more finger-friendly. 😀