Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Cooking Thursday

I made a yummy potato side dish last week.  It was quick and easy to put together and so good!  The leftovers even heated up well.

Smashed Potatoes

2 pounds small (2 inch) redskin potatoes (or cut to size)
6 tablespoons olive oil
seasoned salt and ground pepper to taste
4 pieces crisply cooked bacon, crumbled
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 500 degrees (yes - 500!)
Scrub potatoes and lay on baking sheet with sides.  Pour about 3/4 cup water into baking sheet and cover with foil. Bake for 30 minutes.
Remove potatoes from oven, drain and let cool for 10 minutes.
Toss with 3 tablespoons oil and place back onto baking sheet.
Take a cup and smash potatoes to about 1/2 " thick.
Drizzle with the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil.  Sprinkle with seasoned salt and pepper.
Place back into 500 degree oven and place on top rack.  Bake for 15 minutes.
Move potatoes to a lower rack and bake for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven and sprinkle cheese and bacon over all.  Return to oven for about 5 minutes to melt cheese.
Enjoy!

12 comments:

Sally said...

OH, that sure looks and sounds so good! I'm going to try this after my dental work is done. :)

xoxo

Sola Scriptura said...

This looks really good. I love my potatoes :)

Joyful said...

It looks delicious and so easy to make. I'll have to try it.

Amy at love made my home said...

Oh they do look yummy!! xx

Mildred said...

A tasty looking side dish. Thank you.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

This is very similar to Pioneer Woman's Crash Potatoes. I've been making those for years. However, I like the addition of bacon and cheese! That would only make them yummier!

Linda E said...

That sounds wonderful. It is everything that we like, so I have to give it a try. Have a nice Thursday.

Betsy Brock said...

yum....I love potatoes cooked any way...these look really good!

Patsy said...

Looks good , the Bennie said I had to cook today.

Terri D said...

I've seen a couple of variations for smashed potatoes. Most say to microwave or boil the potatoes, then smash them and bake in the hot oven for just a few minutes. Either way, it sure sounds good!

Carrie B. said...

These sound scrumptious!! Definitely adding to my list. Yummy!! Thanks for sharing Mari!!

Jenny said...

Good grief! xoxo