Smashed Potatoes…A Recipe From Sweet Basil

Smashed Potatoes The best use I’ve found for those inevitable leftover potatoes! (Unless you like  conducting science experiments in you pantry. In that case, carry on!) Any kind of potatoes will do for this recipe, but small potatoes, such as red or gold not only look better, they also have a better texture. Have fun, be creative…This is a great dish that the kids will love to help with!

  • 1 pound small potatoes, washed
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • salt and pepper, to liking
  • cheese (optional)
  • chives (optional)
  • bacon (optional)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Scrub and rinse your potatoes well. Place them into a large pot of boiling water, and allow them to boil for about 20 minutes. Prepare your toppings while the potatoes are boiling….mix your salt, pepper and garlic together with your melted butter. You can also add cheese, chives, bacon or get really creative!

Grease or line with aluminum foil a baking pan. Place boiled potatoes on the baking pan. Lightly smash with a fork. For crispier potatoes, add toppings before baking. Bake for 20 minutes. If you didn’t do so before baking, add toppings now.

Follow us, like us, share us. We are Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens on Facebook... Look for us on Pinterest, Youtube, Instagram, Google+ and Twitter. We are a local Middle Georgia producer of farm fresh fruits and vegetables and members of the American Poultry Association, licensed by the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture as Poultry Dealers and Brokers, and a proud member of the Georgia Grown program, a division of the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture. We also breed, sell and ship poultry, pet pigs, bearded irises and much more. We have an 80 acre working farm, with great emphasis on all natural gardening and livestock management practices. An 1840’s general store is situated on our property, and serves as our on-site farmer’s market. We have a large vegetable and herb garden, fruit orchards and more. Conveniently located off of Interstate 75 near the Johnstonville Rd exit (#193). We are six miles west, located in Barnesville, Lamar County, Georgia.
Recipe post by Tisha Johnson Matthews, of Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens. Recipe courtesy of Tisha Johnson Matthews, Sweet Basil Farms, with photo courtesy of Closet Cooking. Special thanks to J. David Matthews, of Barnesville, Georgia for support and patience with all that I try and test.

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