Roasted, Smashed, and Loaded Potatoes

I was recently sent some Rooster potatoes and I was excited to give them a try. These Rooster potatoes start out pink but then turn light golden brown with a nice fluffy yellow flesh when cooked. They can be baked, mashed, boiled, or roasted.

I par boiled them for a bit then smashed them and placed them on a baking sheet. I roasted them until they were nice and crispy then loaded them up with butter, sharp cheddar, sour cream, bacon bits, and green onions. They were crisp on the outside, creamy on the inside, and super delicious. These potatoes paired nicely with the Slow-Roasted Beef and my House Salad and it made a terrific Sunday dinner. 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Boil the potatoes in water for 10-15 minutes or until fork tender. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Place the potatoes on a paper towel and with another towel on top of the potatoes, gently press down with your hand to smash them. You can also use a potato masher but I find that my hand does a better job. Place the smashed potatoes on the baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Place into the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes then carefully flip them over and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and place a bit of butter on each potato followed by some shredded sharp cheddar, a dollop of sour cream, some bacon bits, and green onions. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

 

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Roasted, Smashed, and Loaded Potatoes

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 10 min.

Total Time: 35-40 min.

Ingredients:

6 Rooster potatoes, par boiled
1 tbsp olive oil (drizzled evenly on top of all potatoes
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Butter, to taste
Sharp cheddar, shredded
Sour cream, to taste
1 slice of bacon, cooked & crumbled
1 green onion, sliced

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Boil the potatoes in water for 10-15 minutes or until fork tender. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Place the potatoes on a paper towel and with another towel on top of the potatoes, gently press down with your hand to smash them. You can also use a potato masher but I find that my hand does a better job. Place the smashed potatoes on the baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Place into the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes then carefully flip them over and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and place a bit of butter on each potato followed by some shredded sharp cheddar, a dollop of sour cream, some bacon bits, and green onions. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net