Thursday, March 22, 2012

Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

Parmesan Smashed Potatoes are cute bite-sized potatoes packed full of delicious taste. Mike and I enjoyed these last weekend for St. Patrick's Day. We could have easily eaten the entire batch, but somehow self-control prevailed (for once)!

I quickly prepared this meal with a bag of microwave-ready baby potatoes from the produce aisle in my local grocery store. If you can't find these at your store, I suggest boiling baby potatoes in water until they are soft but still firm. Then you can continue with the recipe below by mashing the cooked potatoes, seasoning them, and throwing them under the broiler.

Parmesan Smashed Potatoes
·1½ lb bag of microwave ready baby yellow potatoes
·1½ TBS butter
·2 tsp EVOO
·1-2 tsp of salt, pepper, and onion powder (season to taste)
·¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese

Microwave potatoes according to package directions. When potatoes are finished cooking, place on a baking sheet lined with foil. Gently smash each potato with a potato masher. Place a pat of butter in the center of each smashed potato. Drizzle the tops with EVOO, season with spices, and sprinkle with cheese. Cook under the broiler for 3-5 minutes, until cheese is browned.


Georgina (UK) said...

Sorry, no idea what Evoo is? Maybe its known as something different in the UK?

Anonymous said...

EVOO is extra virgin olive oil