JeffreyW luckily made some Smashed Potatoes and took a great photo.
Everything is ready to go, all I have to do is pop the Cornish Game Hens into the oven. Once they are done, I’ll up the temperature to 450 degrees and finish up the potatoes while the chickens rest.
I boiled the potatoes this morning and let drain completely and then refrigerated them until it’s time to crisp them up.
- 2 lbs of small red or gold potatoes, no more than 2″ in diameter
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
saucepan, baking sheet
Boil potatoes in salted water until tender. Drain completely.
Drizzle olive oil on baking sheet – use plenty so the potatoes don’t stick – and arrange potatoes on the pan, leaving room between each so they can crisp up. Using a a potato masher or heavy glass, smash each potato flat. With a basting brush, generously brush oil over each potato. Salt and pepper to taste and garish with fresh rosemary or pieces of minced garlic.
Bake in a 450 degree oven until potatoes are crisped. 15-20 minutes.
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