Here’s an easy but totally wonderful way to serve potatoes. These Garlic-Parmesan Smashed Potatoes are exactly as the name states. Garlicky and cheesy!
There are so many ways to make and present potatoes. This recipe is a twist to the usual baked potatoes, fries, potato chips or mashed potatoes. The potatoes are like baked potatoes but in a slightly tender form. They are boiled, smashed, then baked.
I like using medium or small potatoes for this recipe. We start by boiling them until tender enough to smash.
Make the sauce then drizzle over the potatoes. They then go in the oven and voila! … you have a tender and flavorful dish.
A Vegan Option
Although this recipe has butter and cheese and therefore not vegan, it can easily be made into a vegan dish by substituting the parmesan cheese with vegan cheese (or omit altogether) and the butter with olive oil.
Other Toppings and Serving Ideas
We can get creative with these potatoes.
If using small or mini potatoes, they’re great served as appetizers or tapas dish.
Add more herbs and garlic as you so desire.
Treat them like you would baked potatoes. Think sour cream, crumbled bacon, chopped green onions … cheddar cheese, crumbled goat cheese ..
And we can add some drizzles. Get the olive oil out. Or go with flavored oils like basil oil, cilantro oil, mint oil, or saffron-infused oil.
Then some sprinkles … how about some Maldon sea salt, freshly ground pepper, some cayenne for a little kick or crushed red pepper? Or add more of the fresh chopped herbs.
Give it a try. Once you do, you’ll find yourself making them often. They’re so versatile that they can be made different each time.
Here’s a variation. I used goat cheese instead parmesan cheese.
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