Garlic Roasted Smashed Potatoes With Black Pepper
1 lb small new potatoes
2 tbsp butter
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
Salt to taste
Boil potatoes until just tender but not mushy. Drain and reserve.
Warm butter in non stick skillet set over medium high heat. Add garlic and pepper. Saute for about 30 sec, just until garlic starts to brown lightly. Add potatoes and pan roast until lightly browned, about 10 min, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium and using a flat spatula, flatten each potato gently till it is smashed. Toss gently, continue to roast 5 min for flavors to blend.
You can add a sprinkling of chopped fresh herbs such as thyme, rosemary or even coriander to the potatoes as they roast. For a change of pace, saute 1/2 a finely chopped onion along with the garlic.
March 26, 2013