Sami’s Smashed Potatoes

Sami's Smashed Potatoes
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6 servings Papas Aplastadas para Sami
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds baby potatoes
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil plus more to brush dish
  • 8 to 10 garlic cloves pressed or finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ancho or chipotle chile powder, or more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary, or 1 teaspoon dried and crumbled rosemary
  • 1 cup grated parmeggiano reggiano or queso añejo
To Prepare
  • In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil over medium-high heat. Drop in the potatoes and cook until completely cooked and soft, about 20 minutes. The tip of a sharp knife should be able to completely and easily go through one.
  • Brush olive oil on a large baking sheet or dish. Place the potatoes, one by one, on the baking sheet. With the back of a soup spoon, smash each potato lightly but firmly until it flattens, albeit unevenly, halfway; as if just lightly smashed, but not completely broken apart. Continue with all the potatoes. Don’t let them cool too much, or it won’t be as easy to smash and lightly flatten them.
  • Place the oven rack in the upper third tier and preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a bowl, mix the olive oil with the pressed or finely chopped garlic, chile powder, rosemary and salt. Spoon some of the garlic mixture on top of each lightly smashed potato. Cover with grated parmesan cheese.
  • Place the potatoes in the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until they are golden and crisp. Serve hot.
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds baby potatoes
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil plus more to brush dish
  • 8 to 10 garlic cloves pressed or finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ancho or chipotle chile powder, or more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary, or 1 teaspoon dried and crumbled rosemary
  • 1 cup grated parmeggiano reggiano or queso añejo
To Prepare
  • In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil over medium-high heat. Drop in the potatoes and cook until completely cooked and soft, about 20 minutes. The tip of a sharp knife should be able to completely and easily go through one.
  • Brush olive oil on a large baking sheet or dish. Place the potatoes, one by one, on the baking sheet. With the back of a soup spoon, smash each potato lightly but firmly until it flattens, albeit unevenly, halfway; as if just lightly smashed, but not completely broken apart. Continue with all the potatoes. Don’t let them cool too much, or it won’t be as easy to smash and lightly flatten them.
  • Place the oven rack in the upper third tier and preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a bowl, mix the olive oil with the pressed or finely chopped garlic, chile powder, rosemary and salt. Spoon some of the garlic mixture on top of each lightly smashed potato. Cover with grated parmesan cheese.
  • Place the potatoes in the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until they are golden and crisp. Serve hot.

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  1. Hi Pati! Love your show and your recipes. I make these potatoes all the time. U can also cook potatoes in the microwave a few minutes till done and smash with a small plate. Then use the olive oil, black pepper, paprika, chipotle powder and kosher salt and cheese. Bake just like Sami. Awesome.

  2. I just made Sami’s smashed potatoes to go with my beef tips in Chipotle mole con crema…my family LOVED it!! They also loved the vinaigrette; you bathed some greens in it to go with the salmon and bacon sandwiches. I dress greens in it all the time now. I love your show and all the wonderful, beautiful Mexican cities and amazing food you showcase. Happy eating…and cooking! Sabrosa!!

  3. Pati — I made these for dinner last night, and not only did the kitchen smell incredible while they were baking, but my sister-in-law moaned on every bite! (The rest of us were moaning on the inside.) LOVE your show and your food!

  4. Pati,,, Excellent. We plan to try these next week. They look great ! We missed the portion which showcased the restaurant that highlighted you placing everything on a tortilla. What and where was that?
    We LOVE your show and look forward to every episode. Regards from Northern Wisconsin !

  5. Pati, I made these for supper last night. Delicious! I can’t believe I’ve not had smashed potatoes in my life before now!