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Offline coppercone2Topic starter

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Smashed baked Little Potatoes
« on: May 19, 2021, 03:52:40 am »
This is something I have been enjoying recently

1) Boil some little potatoes, as many as you need, for 12-15 minutes after the water is boiling
2) drain potatoes and let them cool down
3) oil up potatoes in a bowl with olive oil
4) oil up a cookie sheet, preheat oven to 425
5) use a potato smasher to crush the potatoes half way on top of a plate. They should have cracks form but stay intact, if they are falling apart you are smashing them too much.
6) Drizzle them with olive oil on both sides (you want oil getting into the smashed medallions)
7) season with salt, pepper, smashed rosemary (mortar and pestle), smashed dehydrated onion (slightly smaller then what is commonly in containers), sage powder, savory powder, garlic powder, oregano, possibly coriander, touch of paprika or chipotle dried pepper. I recommend to mix up the spice mix in a bowl and season by hand. Don't season them on the pan because it will get excess spices on the pan that will burn. The focus of the spice mix is on the slightly size reduced onion flakes, I think its the central spice ingredient, the herbs are used in much smaller amounts, I was going for a sour cream and onion type deal. You want the onion that is kinda like really coarse salt.
8) Arrange the 'disks' on the well oiled baking sheet
9) bake between 25-40 minutes
10) serve with sour cream and fresh chives

This makes little medallions with some structural integrity that are a easy way to make something along the line of a low effort crunchy oniony tatortot. Very delicious as a side dish with steak. I would post a picture but they got too browned because I got distracted with a movie so its not photo material. You get something between a french fry, baked potato and tator tot without the big effort required for those foods, without relying on frozen stuff, mandolins, graters, other crazy stuff.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2021, 04:02:08 am by coppercone2 »

Offline Stray Electron

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Re: Smashed baked Little Potatoes
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2021, 10:15:25 pm »
 Oh Damm! Why did you have to remind me?  I haven't had any of those since I lived in Virginia and could get FRESH produce and not the year old stored in a grocery chain's warehouse mummified potatoes that we have here.

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