Friday, June 24, 2011
Smashed Baby Red Potatoes
Baby Red Potatoes - 12, use the tiny ones
Olive oIl - 1 tbsp
Red Chilli Powder
Garlic Powder or Garlic Cloves - 1, grated
Grated Cheese - 1/2 tbsp (optional)
Wash the potatoes well, leave the skin on. Put them in a big pot in a single layer along with a tsp of salt, cover them with enough water and bring it to boil.
Cook till the potatoes are just done, should take around 20 minutes. Do not overcook the potatoes. Drain them well and let them sit in the same pot for a couple of minutes.
Take each potato, put it on the foil and with the palm of your hand or a pestle press gently to flatten it. Flatten all the potatoes the same way. Sprinkle the salt mixture on top and drizzle olive oil.
Roast the potatoes till they are crispy and brown on the sides, around 30 minutes. If using cheese, remove the baking sheet and sprinkle cheese on top and put them back in the hot oven for a couple of minutes more. Serve hot.