Friday, May 29, 2015

Crispy Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

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Looking for a quick and easy side dish? Smashed potatoes are easy to prepare and go with just about any entree, from a classic chicken dinner to a BBQ feast to an easy meatloaf supper. I keep baby potatoes on hand for occasions where I run out of fresh produce and need a vegetable to go with my dinner, and they always come in handy. Plus they're super delicious and you can switch up the seasonings to make them pair even better with your meal. Enjoy!

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  • 1 lb. baby yellow potatoes (or 1-2 per serving)
  • Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Garlic powder, to taste
  • Seasoned salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for serving (optional)
Put the potatoes in a large saucepan and fill with water. Make sure the water rises at least 1-inch over the potatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce to low and simmer until the potatoes are fork tender, about 30 minutes.

Alternatively, you can make a small slit in the top of each potato and microwave for about 7 minutes per pound, or until the potatoes are tender. This might take less time depending on the size of your potatoes.

Set your broiler to medium. 
Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside. 

When they potatoes are done, drain them and place on paper towels to dry them off. Once dry, transfer the potatoes to the prepared baking sheet. Use a paper towel or paper plate to carefully mash them to 1/4-inch thick.

Sprinkle 1 tsp. of Parmesan cheese over each potato. Season each potato with garlic powder, seasoned salt and pepper, to taste. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil over top.

Set the potatoes under the broiler for 5-8 minutes or until they become crispy. Keep an eye on them so they don't burn. Remove from oven and sprinkle with fresh parsley. Enjoy immediately.

Source: SK Original

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