These easy smashed potatoes turn every meal into comfort food! Roasted garlic and herbs pack great flavor into every bite! I won’t waste too much time on describing them…just go make them now!
Garlic Smashed Potatoes
4 medium/large Yukon gold potatoes
salt for water
1 T olive oil
1 head roasted garlic
¼ c finely chopped scallions or chives
½ tsp dried rosemary
salt and pepper to taste
parsley to garnish
Preheat oven to 400. Peel outer layer of papery skin off of garlic. Slice top off, revealing the tops of the cloves. Place on square of foil and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with sat and pepper. Wrap loosely and roast in oven for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
Dice potatoes into ½ inch pieces, leaving skin on. Place in large pot of cold water and turn on heat. Salt liberally and bring to a boil. Boil until potatoes are fork tender. Drain potatoes and leave in strainer. Return pot to heat.
Put 1 T olive oil into pot and add green onions and roasted garlic (squeeze gently to release all cloves, and smoosh them into a paste). Add dried rosemary and stir. Let onion soften just a bit. Turn off heat and add potatoes. Use a potato masher and smash potatoes. Mix gently and well to incorporate herbs and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with your favorite dish!