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Best Potato Recipe

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 99 kcal


  • 3 lbs small gold potatoes
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • ¾ tsp sea salt
  • ¾ cup shredded parmesan
  • freshly ground black pepper (optional)


  1. Add potatoes to a large pot or dutch oven and cover with water until there's an inch of water above the top of the potatoes. Shake about ½ teaspoon of salt into water. Turn stove on to medium high and bring to a boil. Boil for about 12-15 minutes, until potatoes are soft when poked with a fork.

  2. Strain potatoes. Place potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet and let cool for a few minutes.

  3. Add the 4 tablespoons of olive oil to large skillet and turn to medium high heat.

  4. While potatoes are still on the baking sheet, with the heel of your hand, gently press down on the potatoes to "smash" them. You can see in the photo below that they will look like little pac mans.

  5. Place potatoes in hot skillet, and sprinkle ¾ teaspoon sea salt on top of the potatoes. Cook on medium high heat for 8 minutes, then medium heat for 5-7 minutes.

  6. Add the shredded parmesan to the pan, sprinkling over the potatoes, and toss to coat.

  7. Serve and Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Epicurious

Nutrition Facts
Best Potato Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 99 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 368mg16%
Potassium 9mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 111mg11%
Vitamin A 73IU1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.