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!

xxx

 

 

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Smashed Potatoes Recipe
(margarita recipe below)

Suggested Ingredients

1 lb of new potatoes, or fingerlings or any small potato.

1 lb bacon

Olive oil

Kosher salt

Freshly ground pepper

1/2 cup of blue cheese dressing

1/2 cup red onion chopped

  

Directions
  1. 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. 
  1. 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. 
  1. Drain potatoes and let cool for a few minutes.  
  1. 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. 
  1. Generously brush potatoes with olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste. 
  1. Transfer pan to oven and roast potatoes for approximately 30 minutes or until nicely browned. 
  1. Top with a dollop of blue cheese dressing. A few pinches of chopped bacon and red onion.  
  1. Place potatoes in oven for approximately 5-7 minutes. Remove and serve hot as an appetizer, side or on a salad.

 

Simple Margarita 

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)