Smashed Potatoes


If you have boiled your potatoes earlier in the day then this recipe will take very little time. I usually sprinkle fresh rosemary on the potatoes before I pop them in the oven but it is not a necessity.


Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Quantity: Serves 4 - 6

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1 - 2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon freshly chopped rosemary
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1 kg small potatoes



Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

Boil potatoes until they are almost cooked through. Drain.

Place the potatoes on a paper-lined baking tray. Break up the potatoes a little with the back of a fork. Don't mash them - just break them up a little.

Drizzle over the oil and sprinkle liberally with fresh rosemary and salt Bake in oven for 30 minutes until golden brown.



Rosemary is not a necessity in this recipe. Add more garlic if you like it a lot.


Food Facts:

There are literally thousands of potato varieties. Potatoes include both protein and fibre and are high in complex carbohydrates. They contain vitamins B, C iron and potassium.
Garlic is a "wonder" food. It has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-cancer properties. It has been found to lower blood cholesterol, to boost the immune system, to lift one's mood and to create a calming effect. It is thought to have originated in central Asia. Garlic can exaggerate the effects of drugs used to combat high blood pressure so be careful. If your breath smells strongly of garlic try chewing on parsley.



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