I love potatoes and when I’m not chomping down on some Yukon Golds I like to mix it up a little. Just like today’s recipe, Roasted Smashed Potatoes, a medley of fingerling potatoes roasted with garlic and finished off with feta cheese.
Roasted Smashed Potatoes are so tasty, the feta cheese adds a really nice flavor. You can eat them as part of a meal or just as is, with a dip perhaps. How you choose to eat them is totally up to you.
I used what is called peewee potatoes, they’re round small fingerling potatoes. I was able to get a couple of mixed bags with purple, red and yellow peewees. They’re so cool looking, the flesh is the same color as the skins. I also added some regular fingerling potatoes too. Mixing up the varieties of potatoes makes for a nice touch. They look good all mixed up together, and the subtle difference in flavor profiles makes this dish rather interesting to eat.
Smashing the potatoes creates roughened edges that will crisp once roasted, and with the cheese melting on top you have a winning combo. The garlic melds well with the cheese as it is roasted and then grated over the potatoes. I went light on the cheese, but don’t be afraid to add more if you prefer.
Roasted Smashed Potatoes are a great dish anytime of the year, but I love them with a roast. So why not add this recipe to your holiday dinner menu? This recipe will not apply pressure on the chef, it’s just a few steps to a delightful side dish.