Parmesan Smashed Potatoes with Chives

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These potatoes are a smashing idea! Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. What a great alternative to the more traditional styles of potatoes. These smashed potatoes are super easy and absolutely delicious. This recipe is far from an exact science, so get creative with a dash of this or a sprinkle of that! 

What you will need: 

  • Mini potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Parmesan cheese; grated
  • Fresh chives; roughly chopped

 

Directions:

Prep Time: 5 minutes   ◊  Cook Time: 25 minutes

  1. Fill a medium sized pot with water and bring to a boil. Season water with a pinch of salt and add potatoes.
  2. Let potatoes boil for 15-20 minutes until soft and easily pierced with a fork. Strain then rinse with cold water. 
  3. One by one you need to “smash” the potatoes. Using something like the bottom of a small bowl or skillet can be quite effective. Place potatoes on a cutting board and press down with the bottom of your bowl to flatten the potato. Tip: don’t press too hard or you will break the potato in half. 
  4. Transfer smashed potatoes onto a greased baking sheet and set oven to a high broil. 
  5. Drizzle potatoes with olive oil, season with salt, pepper and a touch of garlic powder, then sprinkle with a generous amount of parmesan cheese. 
  6. Broil until potatoes are golden brown and cheese is melted (less than 5 minutes). Remove from broiler, add additional grated parmesan and garnish with fresh cut chives.

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