Thyme and garlic butter smashed baby potatoes

Here’s a recipe for a delicious twist on baby potatoes!

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Ingredients: (serves 4)

20 baby red potatoes

salt and pepper – to taste

2 tbsp unsalted butter

4 tbsp fresh thyme

5 cloves garlic, minced (to be honest, i used a whole bulb. I love garlic.)

2 tbsp fresh chives, chopped

Directions:

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Salt generously. Add the potatoes. Boil until they are soft enough to put a fork through, but not enough that you can mash them. Not too soft, not too hard.

heat a medium sauce pan on med-high heat. Add butter. Once melted, turn heat down to medium. Add garlic and thyme.

Drain the potatoes. Let them cool off until you can handle them. One by one, place the potatoes on a cutting board. Take a hard flat item (I used a little glass bowl) and lightly smash your potatoes into discs. It makes it a little easier if you slice little slits into the 4 sides of the potato. It is okay if they fall apart a little, they will come together in the pan when they are fried.

Add your smashed potatoes to the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Crisp both sides of the potatoes until fully cooked. (5-10 mins)

Remove from pan. Serve and garnish with the fresh chopped chives.

If you want to splurge, add some crispy fried bacon and some sour cream!!

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