Baby Smashed Potatoes
Recipe type: Side Dish
  • 2-2.5 lbs baby potatoes
  • 2 TBSP oilve oil
  • salt, pepper and rosemary (I use dried but I’m sure fresh would be lovely)
  • 2 garlic cloves minced (shortcut – buy pre-minced, look in the refrigerated section by the salads as they are much better than the shelf stable variety you get by the spices)
  • ore it hits the heat. Squishing the potatoes is also pretty fun.
  • The kids can:
  • put the potatoes in the pot
  • squash the cooled potatoes
  • .paint the potatoes with olive oil
  • flip the potatoes
  • sprinkle the salt, pepper and rosemary
  • Directions
  1. Put the potatoes in a pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. When the potatoes are tender, drain the pot and let the potatoes cool (if you are in a hurry you can grab the potatoes with a tea towel and smash them while they are still hot).
  3. Preheat the oven to 400F
  4. Get a (clean!) tea towel and put it on the counter. Place the potato on top. Fold the tea towel over and press down on the potato with your palm.
  5. Place the smashed potatoes on a baking tray.
  6. Brush each potato with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  7. Flip the potatoes and repeat on the other side.
  8. Add a couple pieces of minced garlic to each potato and sprinkle with rosemary.
  9. Put the tray in the over and flip the potatoes after 15 minutes. Continue to bake for 15-20 minutes more. When they are done the skins of the potatoes will be brown and crispy but the centre will be soft.
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