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Brian, Kristine, Analise, and Josiah Toone

What’s Cookin’… Skillet Smashed Potatoes

26th September 2008

Back in July, I tried out a new recipe for Cracked Potatoes, using both this skillet recipe and this oven recipe.  I, personally, love potatoes in any form, so they both were tasty.  But the skillet version was a bit better.  The one problem was that when you “crack” the potatoes, they start to fall apart.  So I winged it, and created my Skillet Smashed Potatoes that were AWESOME.

  • Potatoes – small ones, Yukon gold or red, boiled in salted water until a knife slides in, but not super soft (15 min?)
  • Take potatoes from pan, “crack” with the bottom of a glass, trying not mash it too much.
  • Heat 2-3 T extra virgin olive oil in the bottom of a skillet.  Add 2 tsp minced garlic, and saute until it starts to brown.  Remove most of the garlic bits with a spoon so they don’t burn and bitter.
  • Add the potatoes, and let them fall apart, if they do.  Cook for 3-4 minutes on one side.  Season liberally with garlic salt and cracked pepper.  Turn the potatoes over, and let them break apart.  Cook another 5 minutes, until small pieces start to turn golden brown.


2 Responses to “What’s Cookin’… Skillet Smashed Potatoes”

  1. Annette Says:

    I just wanted to leave a comment and let you all know, that I love the new blog. I really enjoy reading your blogs.

  2. ktoone Says:

    Thanks Annette! We’re always glad to know people are reading. Motivates me to post more often 🙂

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