Smashed Potatoes

Tonight try something different from your usual potato side.  These little potatoes are so tasty!  This is a family style dish that you can serve on a pretty plate, or right from the pan- no fussing!

Marble potatoes come in round and fingerling variety and you can find them in red, gold and even purple shades, they are all delicious!  I like the round potatoes because they are more uniform in size, but if you can only find the fingerlings just cut them into smaller pieces so they all cook at the same time.

This easy dish is most definitely casual fare.  Would I serve it if the king and queen were coming to dinner?  Maybe not, but for everyday family meals it’s a winner.  It was Mr. Cucina’s favorite.

Naturally gluten free!

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  • 1 bag marble or fingerling potatoes
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • seasoning of choice (I like this one)
  • fresh parsley or chives, for garnish
  • cooking spray


Use the amount of potatoes needed for your family.  For the two of us I used a half bag.  Rinse the potatoes and if needed cut the larger ones in half so that all are about the same size.  Preheat the oven to 350º.

Steam the potatoes for 20 minutes to soften.

Line a baking sheet with foil and mist with cooking spray.  Arrange the potatoes on the baking sheet, leaving at least 2″ space in between.

Use a wide bottom mug to “smash” the potatoes by gently pressing them to flatten.  I misted the bottom of the mug with cooking spray so the potatoes would release easily.

Melt butter and combine with the olive oil.  Brush over the potatoes and season.

Bake for 20 minutes.  Transfer to a serving platter or serve right in the pan.

For a pretty presentation garnish with fresh parsley or chives.

Notes: ♪♫ Potatoes are naturally gluten free and they are a regular part of my menu rotation.  If you are limiting white potatoes, you might give these little marble potatoes a try.  With more skin per bite, they are a healthier choice and a nice change from the usual!

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