Oh my. Created on a whim, these are the best potatoes I have ever put in my mouth.
Call me crazy but I would pick these over french fries.
I’m sitting here wondering if they should be on my Thanksgiving table this year in lieu of regular mashed potatoes. No matter how I try to dress up mashed potatoes they’re always just a side dish. They don’t stand out.
Twice baked smashed potatoes are anything but boring.
Can I serve them during my holiday meal? Is it ok that Twice Baked Smashed Potatoes would be THE dish of the evening instead of the turkey? Potatoes as the star of dinner? Oh yes, this recipe absolutely has that potential.
Thank heavens tomorrow is “grocery day” and I was down to the nitty gritty in my fridge with which to create a side dish. If I’d made these with a full fridge I probably would have used a different cheese. You may be tempted to as well. Don’t. The feta is perfection.
By the way: 5 minutes or less of prep time. Yep, there is nothing here not to love.
- 6-8 red potatoes, washed and scrubbed
- ⅓ cup heavy cream
- 1½ tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
- 2 teaspoons fresh sage, chopped
- kosher salt & pepper
- ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cover baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Pierce potatoes with fork a few times. Set on baking sheet and bake 1 hour - 1 hour 20 minutes or until they are easily pierced with a fork.
- Just before removing the potatoes from the oven, put the heavy cream in a microwave safe measuring cup, cut the butter into small pieces and plop them into the cup, and microwave 20 seconds at a time until butter is melted.
- Remove potatoes from the oven but keep them on the baking sheet. Using a potato masher smash them down just a few times each. Pour cream & butter mixture over the potatoes. Sprinkle with herbs, kosher salt & pepper to taste (I used approximately 1 tablespoon kosher salt), and feta cheese.
- Place back in the oven and bake 25-30 minutes until tops of potatoes and feta are turning golden brown and crispy. Serve while hot.