Recipe by Lakerdog2
Courtesy of Pioneer Woman, who got the recipe courtesy of Trish! I have made these several times now and the most important thing is to be sure to boil your potatoes all the way so they smash easily. I recently tried them using Golden Baby Dutch potatoes and they were absolutely delicious. Baby Dutch potatoes are super super creamy, so if you don't like that texture, I wouldn't recommend them. They are yummy using red potatoes too. You can't go wrong with this one! I also use olive oil spray on the tops rather than drizzling, just to cut down the fat content.
- 8 new potatoes (or any small potatoes)
- olive oil, for drizzling
- kosher salt, to taste
- black pepper, to taste
- rosemary (or any desired herb)
Directions See How It's Made
- Boil potatoes in salted water until fork tender. (This is very important! They must be very tender.).
- Drizzle sheet pan generously with olive oil.
- Place tender potatoes on sheet pan, leaving plenty of room between each potato.
- With a potato masher, gently press down each potato until it slightly mashes, rotate the masher 90 degrees and mash again. (One reviewer suggested using the bottom of a glass for this step. I tried it, and it works MUCH better than the masher.).
- Brush tops of mashed potatoes with olive oil.
- Sprinkle with salt, pepper and herbs.
- Bake in 450 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.