If you are like me and are always on the internet in search of recipe ideas, then you've probably seen this one floating around. Remember that mile high stack of "Recipes to Try" pile I have? Well, this one's been in there forever. Needless to say I don't go thru that pile often, however, I came across a picture of these potatoes on Pinterest the other day and it reminded me that I've been wanting to make them. I didn't dig out the pile and look for the recipe because I actually remembered the gist of it from when I printed it out a while back, so I figured I'd wing it.
Can I just say that I LOVED these potatoes??? They really are perfect - soft in the middle with an amazingly crunchy exterior, and that folks makes them perfect! I'm not even that much of a "potato person", so the fact that I thought these were amazing says a lot. I can easily pass up the potatoes at dinner, no problem. But if these are on the menu, I'm eating them! They are so easy to make, and once you do it one time you won't need to refer to a recipe again. They kinda look cute too ☺ This recipe is a must try....just do it!
Crispy Smashed Potatoes
Small Red Potatoes, rinsed clean - the amount to cook depends on how many you are serving & how small the potatoes are, so you will have to decide that yourself
Garlic Salt & Pepper Seasoning
Dried Dill, or use any herb you prefer (fresh or dried)
Fill a large saucepan about halfway with water and place your potatoes in the pot. Turn heat on high and bring to a boil, and cook until potatoes are fork tender - about 10 minutes, but you will need to keep testing them because they may need longer depending on their size. Drizzle olive oil generously onto a cookie sheet, then place the boiled potatoes on. Preheat oven to 425.
With a fork or potato masher, gently press down on each potato until they break open - you don't want to completely smash them down, just apply enough pressure to break them open. Brush olive oil with a pastry brush onto each potato (or you can just drizzle it on) , then sprinkle with the garlic salt & pepper seasoning to taste. Lastly, sprinkle the dried dill on each potato. Place cookie sheet in oven and bake for about 20 minutes, or until they are crispy and have a nice golden brown color to them.