Thursday, 12 July 2007

Chilli and Rosemary Smashed Potatoes

This was cooked by Karim, recipe adapted from America's Test Kitchen.
This is another entry for JFI for August is Chillies, Hosted by Nandita of Saffron Trail

Smashed potatoes are a rustic version of mashed potatoes, you smash them with their skins on.
In this recipe; we have left them whole, but they can be creamed just like mash potatoes.
See the defination here



Ingredients
6 Medium-sized potatoes
1/2 cup oilive oil
6 clove garlic; minced
1 tablespoon (or to taste) chilli flakes
2 tablespoons rosemary; chopped
salt to taste

1. Boil the potatoes in their skins, drain and set them aside to dry.
2. Mix the olive oil, garlic, salt, chilli flakes and rosemary
3. Place the potatoes on a greased tray or on parchment paper
4. Push down each potato with a potato masher until the skin splits, and the potato is squashed.
5. Spoon on the oil / chilli mixture onto all the potatoes
6. Bake in an hot oven 220 deg centigrade for 2o minutes or until brown and crispy

11 comments:

bee said...

awesome. just awesome. garlic, rosemary and chillies on potatoes. heaven.

Suganya said...

Love the crust on the smashed potatoes. Am gonna definitely try this.

DEEPA said...

excellent combho ...Must try recipe

Richa said...

hey, you always come up with these amazing yet simple to do recipes, certainly a winner!

Sharmi said...

that recipe looks and sounds delicious. nice combination of ingredients

Jyothi said...

Hi, really fantastic combo. Thanks for sharing.

bhags said...

this looks lovely, just wanna know if u used the fresh rosemary leaves or the dry one..coz i have lots of dried one ...

Saju said...

Thank you all, for your nice comments.
Bhags; I prefer fresh rosemary, but I guess dry would work too. You can experiment using other herbs too, I am going to try mint, and oregano next time (not together!)

Asha said...

Fresh Rosemary makes everything smell so good.I made Focaccia with that, loved it.Smashed aloo are yum!!

Gini said...

That sounds really smashing. Yum Yum!

Robbie said...

I've never thought about just smashing a potato but this sounds like a tasty and easy side dish. Thanks.

Love the blog by the way. I'm printing out lots of recipes!

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