Parmesan Smashed PotatoesPosted: November 4, 2012
2 lbs red potatoes, cut in half or quartered, depending on size, just make sure they are about the same size
6 tbs butter, cut into tablespoons
1/2 cup grated parmigiano reggiano
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp fresh chives (optional)
Bring a large pt of salted water to boil. Cook potatoes until fork-tender, about 15 minutes. Use a slotted spoon or hand-held strainer to transfer potatoes to a shallow bowl or serving dish.
Top potatoes with butter, parmigiano reggiano, salt and pepper (to taste). Use a fork or a handheld masher to smash the potatoes; adding cooking liquids as necessary to make potatoes as creamy as you like. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
*Derived from Once Upon a Chef