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crispy smashed potatoes

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total: 1 hours, 5 minutes

Servings: 4

Cost: $7.17 /serving

Ingredients

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Instructions

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Step 1

To prepare the potatoes, scrub them clean if dirty and rinse under running water. Remove and discard any nubby sprouting areas. Place the potatoes in a large Dutch oven or soup pot.

Step 2

Fill the pot with water until the potatoes are submerged and covered by 1 inch of additional water. Add 1 tablespoon of the salt. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat and continue cooking until the potatoes are very easily pierced through by a fork (smaller potatoes are done around 20 minutes, and medium around 25 minutes).

Step 3

While the potatoes cook, preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and drizzle 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over a large, rimmed baking sheet. Brush the oil so it’s evenly distributed over the sheet.

Step 4

When the potatoes are done, drain them in a large colander and let them cool for about 5 minutes, until they can be handled safely.

Step 5

Evenly distribute the potatoes over the prepared baking sheet, and use a potato masher or a serving fork to gently smash each potato to a height of about 1/2 inch. (Thinner potatoes are more crispy.)

Step 6

Drizzle the remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil over the smashed potatoes. Sprinkle the garlic powder, onion powder and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt over the potatoes. Finally, sprinkle them lightly with freshly ground black pepper.

Step 7

Bake until the potatoes are nice and golden on the edges, about 25 to 30 minutes. Sprinkle them with chopped fresh herbs, and serve hot.

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