How to make it

  • Use last night's leftover potatoes, or:
  • Puncture potatoes several times each with a fork and single wrap in foil. Bake @ 400F for 1 hr, then unwrap and let cool.
  • Place potatoes on a lightly greased baking sheet
  • With a saucer, small plate or the heel of your hand, gently press down on each potato until it is 'smashed'; approx. half it's original width
  • Drizzle generously with olive oil
  • Sprinkle very liberally with garlic powder
  • Sprinkle with coarse sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Bake at 450F for 30-40 minutes. The outside will be crispy and golden, the inside... just perfect...
  • Serve with bacon & eggs, or a sausage/tomato/sage scramble, or a la Tom Douglas... with octopus. (Hey- don't knock it till you try it!)

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    " It was excellent "
    jimrug1 ate it and said...
    I am a sucker for anything with garlic... Just as long as everyone else is eating it too. Well .. I don't really care if they do or not...;-)~ Great post Holly....... Jim

    PS.. I hear ya about the red skinned potatoes... they are too waxy to make good mashed...
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    " It was excellent "
    cookinggood ate it and said...
    My Husband and I eat them with steak. They are wonderful and it keeps me from loading them with butter or sour cream. They get my 5
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