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    "Smashed" potatoes

    I got the idea for this from a magazine article I read years ago. The wife and I love hash browns, and I sometimes buy those little golf-ball sized potatoes because I can dice up whatever I need and there's no waste. Being lazy, I remembered the "smashed" idea, so here's my take on it.
    1. Take a few of the small potatoes and toss them into the microwave on high for 2.5 min. or so. You want them to be soft all the way thru ( I leave the skin on).
    2. Heat up a pan with some oil, put in the potatoes and with a clean, flat-bottomed glass, smash them flat so that they're about 1/4" or so thick.
    3. Fry them nice and crispy on both sides. Seasoning is up to you.
    Quick and easy "smashed" style hash browns!

    edit:
    As Im poking thru the recipes, I found a section for "potatoes" so maybe this should have been posted there. Doh! I only do this for breakfast so...
    Last edited by Abom; September 12, 2016, 09:02 AM.

    #2
    Sounds great to me.

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      #3
      This sounds awesome. These would be awesome in that K7 and a cast iron griddle.

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        #4
        Not sure why I've never thought of this. To make it even easier (as if that was possible) is they sell those little potatoes in a "steamer bag" Just take it out of the fridge and toss it into the microwave.

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          #5
          I make a rendition of these for dinner quite often. I boil them first, never thought of the microwave. Then I lay them out on a cookie sheet and smash them with a potato masher. Cover in olive oil and minced garlic, salt, pepper and shredded Parmesan cheese and bake until they're golden brown. Makes for a fantastic starch side.

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            #6
            when i hear smashed potatoes i always think of somebody stomping on them with their feet or throwing them against a brick wall. i don't know what's wrong with me.

            it sounds like a potato burger!

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              #7
              I love doing taters like that. Way to go!

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