Smashed Potatoes Porter Style
When the two of us get in the kitchen to cook good food and make cocktails the video can go a bit long.
Making good food that our four boys swoon over is no question one of our favorite things to do. We also love to entertain, and swoon-worthy bites are a must! These easy-to-make smashed potatoes always win. We make them often and change the toppings on a regular basis.
You can make them fanciful as we do for our Christmas Eve fete, when we top them with crème fraîche and caviar, or make them crowd-pleaser style as we're sharing in this recipe.
Give yourself the freedom to try all sorts of toppings and combinations. I told John the other day I was craving these with a chunk of lobster and a nice aioli. Can you stand it?
What are you going to top yours with when you make them?
Cheers and love from the countryside!
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1 lb of new potatoes, or fingerlings or any small potato.
1 lb bacon
Freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup of blue cheese dressing
1/2 cup red onion chopped
- Place potatoes in a large pot, cover with water until a few inches above potatoes, salt the water. Bring to a slow boil for about 20 minutes or until easily pierced.
- Prepare a half sheet pan and lay each piece of bacon next to each other. Place pan in cold oven and heat to 425. Cook bacon for about 20-25 minutes. Remove pan from oven and place bacon between a few sheets of paper towel to soak up grease. Chop when cooled.
- Drain potatoes and let cool for a few minutes.
- Prepare a half-sheet pan with parchment paper. Place potatoes on paper, and press each potato down until about 1/2" thick. A paper plate works well to smash them.
- Generously brush potatoes with olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Transfer pan to oven and roast potatoes for approximately 30 minutes or until nicely browned.
- Top with a dollop of blue cheese dressing. A few pinches of chopped bacon and red onion.
- Place potatoes in oven for approximately 5-7 minutes. Remove and serve hot as an appetizer, side or on a salad.
2 oz. Tequila
Splash of Simple Syrup (equal parts sugar and water, with dried hibiscus and rose petals)
Splash of Grand Marnier
Juice from ¼ Meyer Lemon
Juice from ½ Lime
Shake with ice and splash into a stylish glass (garnish with meyer lemon wedge)