Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Roasted Smashed Potatoes

Wow.  I saw these on Pinterest a few weeks ago and had to try them.  Pinterest apparently has me on a potato binge lately... and I'm totally okay with it.
These little potatoes were crispy and crunchy on the outside, and soft and buttery on the inside...just like mashed potatoes - I can't even explain how awesome they were!  I recreated them with my own little touches...  I love some crunch, so I added some bread crumbs, and some parmesan for a little more flavor.  I found little "Honey Gold" potatoes and they were every bit as yummy as the packaging said they would be - if you can find them, give them a try!
This recipe is a great way to change up the "same old roasted potatoes".  They are a great choice for a causal dinner, or a noteworthy addition to a meal for guests.  We had them with some to-die-for braised, then grilled ribs - perfect match!
Wishing you best dishes and yummy dreams!


Roasted Smashed Potatoes

1 small bag of baby potatoes (I used Honey Golds)
2 tbsp. butter, melted in a small dish
2 c. of panko bread crumbs in a small dish (I used regular in the pictures, but prefer panko)
salt, pepper, parsley, garlic powder
1/3 c. grated parmesan
olive oil

1.  Wash the potatoes, leave the skin on, then place them into a pot of water with a pinch of salt.
2.  Boil the water and cook the potatoes until they are fork tender (but, don't let them fall apart yet!)
3.  Melt the butter in a small dish.  Take the potatoes out of the water, and dip them in the melted butter, then roll them in the panko.  
4.  Place them on a lined baking sheet and smash them with a fork.  
5.  Top them with generous amounts of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and parsley, and then a drizzle of olive oil.

6.  Bake them in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.  Then, pull out the sheet, sprinkle with parmesan, and put them back in under the broiler for 2-3 minutes to really crisp them up!  

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Kristen said...

I have seen these without the panko...I think I like the added texture the crumbs would add. Yummy potatoes!

Sudha said...

Hello Little Mommy,
The smashed potatoes look awesome and the lure of these dragged me here from Miz Helen's place:)You have a lovely blog and a lot of interesting recipes too!I am your newest follower - do drop in by my place sometime!Nice meeting you!

Mary said...

These look great and I will be giving them a try.

You are the best.

Debbie said...

I look forward to giving this a try. Thanks for sharing it. I saw it on Pinterest myself and thought it would be terrific.

Sarah said...

I love smashed potatoes! YUM, didn't use parmesan cheese though - can't wait to try that addition!

Miz Helen said...

This looks like a great recipe for Roasted Smashed Potatoes that we would just love. Thank you so much for sharing on our 1st Anniversary Party for Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week end and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Momma C. said...

Planning on fixing these this weekend

Amy Anderson said...

I made smashed potatoes the other night...they're always a hit! Thanks for linking up at A Little Nosh.

Julie said...

Thank for linking up to Show Your Stuff last week, I have this weeks edition up and running:


The Johnson Familia said...

Thanks for sharing. We are totally making this on Monday since we have the day off. I am your newest follower! www.GandCJohnson.blogspot.com


OOOOHHH! Haven't seen these on Pinterest. They look so different and so yummy! Glad you fixed them and shared them on Tuesday's Tasty Tidbits. Hope you will come back this week.

Anne @ Domesblissity said...

Hi Little Mommy! These look so good. I've heard of them many times but just never saw a good recipe. I'm definitely trying yours. Just wanted to thank you for linking up on my Thriving on Thursdays linky party last week. It's on again tomorrow (Thursday Australian time) and we'd love to see what you've been up to.

Anne @ Domesblissity xx

Miz Helen said...

Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a wonderful day and enjoy your new Red Plate.
Hope to see you soon,
Miz Helen