WannaBe Chef

Recipes and randomness from Amanda's kitchen.

“New” Potatoes August 23, 2009

Filed under: Side dish — WannaBe Chef @ 9:28 pm

After a long weekend of working, the last thing I wanted to do was get groceries (I’m saving that duty for my day off tomorrow!).  So, tonight’s dinner was a clean up meal.  We had 3 leftover turkey sausages from the baked ziti, the usual stash of frozen veggies, and half a bag of red potatoes.  Sounds like a meal to me!  The first two components need no explaining… I just cooked them.  Definitely not blog-worthy.  The potatoes aren’t really blog-worthy either, but what the heck.  I saw this “recipe,” (more like a method) somewhere online a long time ago and thought about it again today.  These are an easy twist on the standard boiled or baked potato, and the variations are endless. 

Roasted smashed potatoes
You will need:
Small potatoes (I used red potatoes and have used yukon golds in the past)
Olive oil
Seasonings you like (I used salt, hot & spicy Mrs. Dash, and a Sicilian seasoning blend)  

-First, cook the potatoes until fork tender.  I just pierced them, threw them into a bowl with a little water, covered loosely, and microwaved for about 10-12 minutes.  You could also boil them on the stove. 
-Place on a foil-lined, greased baking sheet.  Smash each potato with a fork.  You can score the tops with a knife to make smashing easier. 
-Drizzle each potato with olive oil and season liberally.  
-Bake at 400 for about 10-15 minutes until sizzling, crunchy-ish, and yummy looking!! 


So, I know this is a food blog… but I’m posting non-food related pictures anyway!

Pretty hydrangeas from our yard!

Pretty hydrangeas from our yard!


Our son, passed out after a rousing game of "mouse" 🙂



2 Responses to ““New” Potatoes”

  1. Ashley Says:

    Oooh those hydrangeas are goregous!!

  2. Mom Says:

    Awww, what a cute pic of kitty & those hydrangeas…WOW! Potatoes look good too. ha

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