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Smashed Lemon Garlic potatoes crusty crunchy on the outside, creamy inside bursting with fresh herb flavors.  A show stopping potato side dish for entertaining! Westviamidwest.com #sidedish #potatoes
Smashed Lemon Garlic potatoes
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Smashed Lemon Garlic potatoes crusty crunchy on the outside, creamy inside bursting with fresh herb flavors.  A show stopping potato side dish for entertaining!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: easy side dish potato, smashed garlic potatoes, smashed potatoes
Servings: 4
Calories: 232 kcal
Author: Michele Hall
Ingredients
  • 1.5 lbs Yukon gold potatoes (or any "creamer" potatoes
  • 1/4 cup garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup parsley minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt course grind
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 squeeze fresh lemon juice (optional)
Instructions
  1. Wash and scrub potatoes.  Add to stock pot, top with water and bring to a boil.  Cook for 15-20 minutes or until a knife slips out easily when testing.

  2. Drain away water and let cool slightly.

  3. Preheat Oven to 450°

  4. In a small bowl mix parsley, garlic and olive oil.  Set aside

  5. Once the potatoes are cool,  with your hands smash the potatoes and place on a baking sheet.  Place the potatoes at least 1/2" apart from each other.  

  6. Drizzle olive oil, lemon zest and herbs over potatoes.  Then sprinkle salt and pepper generously over the top.  Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes until edges are crunchy and golden.  You can flip potatoes at about 10 minutes to get even browning.

  7. If you love lemon, squeeze a splash of lemon right before serving right after coming out of the oven!

  8. Serve immediately.