Smashed Roasted Garlic Potatoes and Eating in the Middle
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Recipe type: side dish
Cuisine: american
Serves: serves 4
  • 8 small yukon gold potatoes
  • 4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven 350 F/ 180 C.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Place the potatoes on the baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes. Remove the sheet from oven and increase temperature to 450 F.
  4. Using another baking sheet, gently press down the sheet on the potatoes to smash them. Don't use too much force, you don't want the potatoes to break.
  5. Remove top baking sheet, and brush the potatoes with 2 tsp of the olive oil. Season with ¼ tsp salt and half the pepper. Sprinkle the garlic on the tops.
  6. Roast the potatoes for another 15 minutes and remove the pan from the oven.
  7. Brush the tops again with 1 tsp of the EVOO and then flip the potatoes brushing with the remaining olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Roast until golden brown, another 15 minutes. Add the parmesan cheese and roast another 5 minutes. Remove and serve hot.
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