CSA Week 8: Smashed Potatoes. Mmmmm


CSA Week 8 Bounty:

  • 3 beets
  • bag of green beans
  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 2 heads garlic
  • 1 bag of red potatoes
  • 1 bunch of scallions
  • 1 cucumber

I am a huge fan of mashed potatoes. Maybe because of the copious amounts of butter I mashed them with?! However, when I saw the big bag of red potatoes this past week, I thought “You know what? I saw this one idea on the Food Network…Smashed Potatoes…and now I have to try it.” After the fact, I am still partial to mashed potatoes, but these are a nice change of pace for sure!

Smashed Potatoes:

Boil salted water that covers as many red potatoes as you would like prepare. Boil them until they are fork tender. While they are boiling, preheat the oven to 450 degrees and grease a baking sheet. When the potatoes are fork tender, transfer them to the greased baking sheet and take the bottom of a glass and smash them. They will look like a cookie or a thick pancake. Brush them with butter, salt generously, and sprinkle whatever herb you have growing like crazy! Cook for 25 minutes in the oven until the outsides are crispy. Enjoy. ;)

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