smashed potatoes

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An Insanely Tasty Boil-and-Bake Spud
This game-changing technique will alter your view of just how delicious a potato can be. First, you cook baby new potatoes in simmering water until they're soft enough that you can smash them slightly with the bottom of your fist (you let them cool slightly first). Then you transfer the potatoes to a baking pan, coat them with olive oil and salt and slide them into a blazing-hot oven. The banged-up edges of the potatoes will be brown and crisp, while the insides will be soft and pillowy.

Get the recipe: Smashed Potatoes with Garlic and Herbs