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.