Monday, April 22, 2013

Crispy Smashed Baked Potatoes

I got some nice new red potatoes this week and made up small smashed potatoes with them yesterday.  You can go simple or over board with them.  I piled on the fixin’s.  

New potatoes
Salt and Pepper
Seasonings of your choice
Sour Cream
Cheddar Cheese
Your favorite baked potato topping

Boil your potatoes until they are done (about 20 to 30 minutes).  Stick a knife in them to see if they are done.  Put in a bowl with a little oil (olive oil or vegetable) and salt and pepper.  Cover each potato well.

Put the potatoes on a cookie sheet and with the bottom of a glass, smash them down.

Put a tiny pat of butter on top and sprinkle again with what ever seasoning you would like to add.  You can use an Italian seasoning, onion and/or garlic powder or Lawry salt.  Put them into the oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, flipping the over after 15 minutes or until they are golden and crispy.  The idea is to get them crisp on the outside.  They are already fully cooked. 

Set up an assortment of topping like crumbled bacon, grated Cheddar cheese, chopped chives and/or sour cream.  You could also do caramelized onions, chili, or steamed broccoli.  What do you like on your baked potatoes? Let everyone pick their toppings.  They make a new delicious potato side dish, meal in itself or appetizer.   

I thought this was a good time to share a copycat recipe for Lawry’s salt.  I love to use it on potatoes.  I always use it on hash browns or fried potatoes.  It goes very well with this recipe also. 

Copycat recipe for Lawry’s Salt

2 tablespoons salt
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cornstarch

This is a MSG free copycat recipe for Lawry's Seasoned Salt. Just mix together and store in an air tight container like a small mason jar.  

Have a great Monday, be happy and may God bless you and yours.  

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