Butterlicious Smashed Butter Babies™
1 1/2 pounds baby gold potatoes, thoroughly washed
Large pinch of salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs (rosemary, thyme, or chives)
Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Place potatoes and large pinch of salt in saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer 15-20 minutes until just fork tender. Drain potatoes.
Line large, rimmed, baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy cleanup. Brush or drizzle olive oil on pan. Place potatoes in 3 rows lengthwise. Using bottom of drinking glass or potato masher, flatten each potato to about 1/2 inch thick. Brush or drizzle each potato with olive oil, sprinkle on garlic and herbs, then season with salt and pepper. Bake 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
Source: Frieda’s Inc.