Crisp on the outside, buttery and soft on the inside, these smashed potatoes will change the way you think about breakfast. But don't let these gourmet potatoes deceive you, they're surprisingly easy to make.
12 small yukon gold potatoes
½ teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
2 tablespoons chives, chopped
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
Large pinch of salt
In a large pan boil the potatoes until they are soft, about 20 minutes. Once soft, drain the water and allow the potatoes to cool (if you have the time, this is a great step to do the day before).
Heat a large saute pan over medium heat with a quarter inch of olive oil. While the oil is heating, fold the Ziplock bag around your potatoes (one at a time) and use a mallet to gently flatten them. Fry the flattened potatoes in the oil until golden brown, about two minutes per side.
To finish, sprinkle the fried potatoes with salt, chili and herbs. This is delicious served with a fried egg or as a side dish to enhance any dinner.