Pop-in-your-mouth bite-sized smashed potatoes that are perfectly seasoned and crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Great for any time of the day as a side or on its own with your favorite dipping sauce!
Prep Time: 5minutes
Cook Time: 30minutes
Total Time: 35minutes
12baby red potatoes
1/4cupmelted butter, can sub for 3 Tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
Optional: Shredded parmesan cheese
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. I like to add 1 Tablespoon salt to the water. Then add the potatoes and boil until tender, about 15-20 minutes.
Place the potatoes in a colander and allow the water to drain. Cool for 5 minutes before handling.
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Place potatoes on a baking sheet and smash the tops gently with a potato masher. Then drizzle the melted butter over top. Sprinkle with the garlic powder, parsley flakes, salt and pepper.
Bake for 5-10 minutes, or until crisp. Add parmesan cheese on top the last few minutes of baking, if desired. Serve while warm.
Type of potatoes: Red potatoes are my favorite, however any variety of baby potato will work (gold, fingerling, etc.) Smashing the potatoes: If you don't have a potato masher, you can also use the bottom of a glass to smash them down. Spices: These would also taste delicious with other seasonings like rosemary, Italian seasoning or thyme.