Smashed Potatoes

So we finally have had some winter weather in Tennessee!  While I’m seeing others complaining about the cold weather and cabin fever, I just LOVE it.  I love getting snowed in and being “forced” to stay home for a few days! While others may be bored, I find a snow day the perfect opportunity to cook new recipes for my family.  That is just what I did last Saturday.  I made these potatoes with my Honey Butter Roasted Pork Loin and Southern Fried Cabbage which my family just loved!

Oh the simple potato!  Who doesn’t love them?  They are so versatile, easy to fix, economical, and so very delicious!  They are the perfect side dish to simple sandwiches and to fancy meals.  While I tend to use russet potatoes for most things, red potatoes are extra good as well as pretty in this recipe.  Red potatoes have a more smooth, creamy texture that I love.  Putting them under the broiler for that minute or two at the end will give that slightly crispy skin and browned cheese that is SO good!

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Ingredients:

  • 6 medium red potatoes
  • Vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Kosher Salt
  • Pepper
  • Parsley

Directions:

Poke each potato several times with a fork.

Rub vegetable oil on the potato an sprinkle with kosher salt.

Place on baking sheet and place in a 425 degree oven for 1 hour or until fully cooked.

Remove from the oven and loosely cover with foil for 10-15 minutes.

When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, use a flat kitchen tool or drinking glass to smash flat.

Drizzle melted butter over each potato.

Sprinkle each cheese on top of potatoes.

Sprinkle on the salt, pepper, and parsley.

Broil 1-2 minutes until the cheese has melted and become golden brown.

3 comments

  1. Jan says:

    Made the smashed potatoes exactly like recipe except added crumbled cooked bacon. Turned out great. Will make these again and again.

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