I was planning on making Salt and Vinegar Smashed Potatoes, but I realized we were out of white vinegar! So I found this recipe at the last minute and happened to have all ingredients on hand. This recipe is similar to the much-loved crash hot potatoes I have made many times. They are basically crash hot potatoes with butter, garlic, and cheese! They were good! They were actually very similar in taste to crash hot potatoes. The cheese was an okay addition, but the added garlic was better.
Crispy Garlic Butter Parmesan Smashed Potatoes
2 lbs | 1kg potatoes Yukon Gold or Carisma
A light spray of olive oil
3 tablespoons melted butter
4 cloves garlic , crushed
1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
Kosher Salt and Black Pepper to taste
2 tablespoons Parmesan Cheese
Pre-heat your oven to broil (or grill) settings to medium-high heat (about 200°C | 400°F).
Place potatoes in a large pot of salted water. Bring to the boil; cook, covered for 30-35 minutes or until just fork-tender. Drain well.
Lightly grease a large baking sheet or tray with cooking oil spray. Arrange potatoes onto the sheet and use a potato masher to LIGHTLY flatten the potatoes in one piece (not too hard or they will end up mashed).
Mix together the butter, garlic and parsley. Pour the mixture over each potato. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and lightly spray with olive oil spray.
Broil (or grill) until they are golden and crispy (about 10-15 minutes). Remove from oven, sprinkle over the parmesan cheese and return to the oven until the cheese is melted.
To serve, season with a little extra salt and parsley, and serve immediately.