“Perfect” Smashed Potatoes

If you’re searching for an easy side dish to serve with those leftover pork chops or chicken breasts, the October 2020 issue of Food Network Magazine has a suggestion — “Perfect Smashed Potatoes.” 

The recipe couldn’t be easier. Just put 1 3/4 pounds baby potatoes in a pot, cover with water, and add a pinch of salt, two garlic cloves and a couple bay leaves. Bring it to a boil and simmer until the potatoes are tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

Drain, discarding the bay leaves and garlic. Toss the potatoes with two tablespoons olive oil. Transfer to a baking sheet and smash each one with a spatula or measuring cup. Drizzle with more olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Broil, turning, until crisp and golden, 15 to 20 minutes.

The October issue of Food Network Magazine is filled with fall and Halloween cooking and baking ideas, and is available from Whitehall Public Library. It’s also available as an e-magazine on the Libby app and Overdrive here.

Smashed Potatoes
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