Pan-fried Smashed Potatoes


by Jeremy Denson January 25, 2013

At the request of my sister, I though I would share with you one my favourite recipes.  Pan-Fried Smashed Potatoes are a simple side dish that leave my mouth watering just thinking about them.  Give them a try and I guarantee you wont be disappointed.

Ingredients:
1 lb Small Red Potatoes
Olive Oil
Kosher Salt
Black Pepper
Thyme
Parmesan Cheese

Place whole potatoes in a pot big enough to completely cover them in water then add a table spoon of salt. Bring to a boil and let them cook for about 10-15 minutes to where they are almost tender. Drain and set them to the side to let them cool for a bit.

Take a large heavy skillet, I prefer cast iron, and coat the bottom with olive oil and heat over medium heat until it simmers. Then place the potatoes one by one into the skillet and then flatten them down to about 3/4" thick with a potato smasher. Drizzle the top of the smashed potatoes with some more olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and thyme.




Jeremy Denson
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