Seasoned Smashed Potatoes

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 250g Baby/New Potatoes (Skin On)
  • 1 TSP Onion Powder
  • 1 TSP Garlic Granules
  • 1 TSP Paprika
  • 1/2 TSP Salt
  • 1/2 TSP Pepper
  • Low Fat Cooking Spray

Preparation Time – 5 Minutes

Cooking Time – 30 Minutes

I have to admit I have been pretty neglectful of my blog lately and this is for no other reason than I have been eating out wayyyy too much and when I have been cooking, my dinners have been pretty boring. Eating out is fine every once in a while but to be honest after a while I get kind of sick of it and just want a good healthy, home cooked meal. I don’t know about you but I can get into kind of a rut with my meal plan and make the same meals every week or so, which can get a little tedious, so I decided it was time to get my old recipe books out and look for both some completely new recipes and also some recipes I haven’t made for a while.

I am always interested in finding new side dishes to go with my main meals (also known as the carb portion of my dinner) and I think these potatoes are one of my new favourites. I am not usually a huge fan of new potatoes as I think they are pretty boring, but I decided to give them another go when I came across a recipe for smashed roast potatoes. The recipe for smashed roast potatoes was pretty basic, oil, salt and cook, so I thought why not add a few extra seasonings to make them even more delicious and believe me these potatoes really are delicious,they are so crispy and full of flavour.

Preheat your oven to 200°C

In a saucepan add the new potatoes and cover with water. Boil for 10-15 minutes.

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When the potatoes are relatively soft and you can easily insert a sharp knife into them, drain the potatoes and add them to a baking tray.

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Now take a fork or a potato masher and gently press down on the potatoes until they are lightly crushed (you don’t want to completely mash them).

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In a small dish, mix together the seasonings. Spray the potatoes with cooking spray and sprinkle the season mix over the potatoes.

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Place the potatoes in the oven for around 20 minutes or until crispy.

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Serve immediately as a side to your meal.

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