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    Smashed Fingerling Potatoes

    Smashed Fingerling Potatoes. Photo by Sandi (From CA)

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    30 mins

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    Sandi (From CA)'s Note:

    A great side dish to any meal, these unusually prepared potatoes are an attention-getter and taste divine! Spark them up even further with another herb of your choice. Prep/cook times are approximate. NOTE: Some of the photos posted are of baby yukon potatoes (I think!) which are very similar in taste, texture and color to fingerlings.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Wash/scrub the fingerling potatoes and boil, unpeeled, for 12 minutes. Drain and let cool.
    2. 2
      Take each fingerling between your hands and squash it between your palms. The idea is to beak the skin and flatten the potato, but not to crush it completely; it should still stay intact as much as possible.
    3. 3
      Heat a skillet with ½” to 1” of oil on high heat. When the oil is hot, about 350F, deep-fry each fingerling, turning them over midway when each side is browned. Drain on paper towels.
    4. 4
      In another pan, melt butter and add minced garlic and parsley. Stir briefly over medium heat to release flavors, then toss fingerling potatoes into this mixture.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 08, 2006

      55

      Very, very delicious! My first time making any type of fingerling potato and I really enjoyed them - so did my husband. These were super easy to make as well. I didn't have any parsley, so I decided to just sprinkle them with salt, garlic powder and add a bit of shredded parmesan on top. Thanks for a great and easy recipe!

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    • on February 12, 2010

      55

      These are fantastic! I did not want to deep fry them in the oil, though, so I pan fried them in a little EVOO and butter. They came out delicious! Will definitley make these again.

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    • on January 28, 2009

      55

      I really loved this recipe. It was easy and delicious. The only recommendation I would make is to smash the potatoes wrapped in a cloth. It keeps them from breaking up (or at least it did for me).

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    Nutritional Facts for Smashed Fingerling Potatoes

    Serving Size: 1 (175 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 767.6
     
    Calories from Fat 673
    87%
    Total Fat 74.8 g
    115%
    Saturated Fat 10.6 g
    53%
    Cholesterol 5.0 mg
    1%
    Sodium 45.0 mg
    1%
    Total Carbohydrate 24.5 g
    8%
    Dietary Fiber 3.8 g
    15%
    Sugars 1.8 g
    7%
    Protein 2.8 g
    5%

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