This side dish is like a rustic version of mashed potatoes. To make it, you simply boil a few pounds of baby red potatoes, smash them with a dinner fork, and mix them with butter, Parmesan cheese and seasonings. So easy…and everyone loves it. Truthfully, I don’t make this dish as often as I’d like because it renders both my husband and me totally helpless in the self-control department. If you’re watching your carbs, these potatoes are a little dangerous to have around.
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Parmesan Smashed Potatoes
- 2 pounds baby red potatoes, sliced in half (they should all be about the same size so they cook evenly)
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons
- 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon fresh chives, finely chopped (optional)
- Bring large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook potatoes until fork-tender, about 15 minutes.
- Use a slotted spoon or hand-held strainer to transfer cooked potatoes to a shallow bowl or serving dish. Reserve hot cooking water. Top potatoes with butter, Parmigiano Reggiano, salt and pepper. Use a fork to smash the potatoes, adding cooking liquid as necessary to make potatoes as creamy as you like (I usually add about a ½ cup total). Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Sprinkle fresh chives over top and serve.
- Per serving (6 servings)
- Calories: 246
- Fat: 14 g
- Saturated fat: 9 g
- Carbohydrates: 24 g
- Sugar: 2 g
- Fiber: 3 g
- Protein: 6 g
- Sodium: 407 mg
- Cholesterol: 37 mg
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