Smashed New Potatoes
Recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman Cooks, by Ree Drummond
12 small, whole, new potatoes (or cut the large ones into smaller pieces)
3 tablespoons olive oil
black pepper to taste
minced rosemary, or thyme or parsley, to taste
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, boil the potatoes in lightly salted water until fork tender ~ about 20 minutes. Preheat your oven to 450°. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Using a potato masher or fork, gently press down on each potato to mash it. Rotate the masher 90 degrees and press down again. Drizzle the tops of the potatoes with the olive oil. Sprinkle generously with the salt, pepper, and the chosen herb. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp.