Smashed Red Potatoes
It’s been a long night and I am tired. I just got home from spending three hours in the ER with my son. He was running around the house this evening and fell into the corner of our very hard and heavy footstool face first. He had a small but deep gash and a very sore forehead that ended up getting three stitches. He was so brave while getting the stitches–he made my husband and me very proud.
My daughter still has a very tender mouth due to her new braces so I made a big batch of one of her favorites – smashed potatoes. This recipe really couldn’t be any easier to make and they tasted wonderful. Even my husband, who doesn’t love potatoes (which is quite weird since we both were raised in Idaho), couldn’t get enough of these smashed red potatoes. They were creamy, buttery, and absolutely delicious. These potatoes made my daughter a very happy girl.
Smashed Red Potatoes:
- 3/4 lb red potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks
- 1/3 cup of milk
- 2-3 tbsp butter, softened
- Dash of garlic powder
- Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
How to Make Smashed Red Potatoes
Drain the potatoes; return to the pot, stirring, over low heat for one minute. This dries the excess moisture from the potatoes so they can absorb the milk and butter.
Smash the potatoes with a hand masher until you reach your desired consistency. Stir in the milk, butter, garlic powder, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy.
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Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net Original recipe from Cuisine at Home ~ October 2011
Hi Pam! I hope everything gets better in your home!
The potatoes looks tasty
A huge hug for you from Madrid
Hope your little guy is feeling better soon! I made these potatoes the other day and they are soooo good. Always a comfort!
hope your son feels better soon and your daughter too. I had braces when I was a kid and I know they can hurt the first couple weeks but she will get used to them and eventually she won't even feel them in her mouth.
Those potatoes look great!!!
Potatoes are a gift to mankind. These look wonderful. Makes we want to go right to the supermarket.
Wow what a day it has been!!! In my books nothing is more comforting to those with or without stitches and braces than smashed potatoes.
Oh my gosh…I am so sorry to hear about your son! That must have been very scary for all of you! I hope your son and daughter are feeling better soon, Pam!
The potatoes look delicious and I hope your daughter was able to eat them!
Kim in MD
Thank you for this recipe! Looks like a simple way to start cooking potatoes. Why am I so intimidated by them?? Will try this soon! Ana
Hope your son is ok!! Goodness, sounds like something I would have done when I was a kid… wait, sounds like something that would happen to me now even! lol
The potatoes looks wonderful… but I'm a sucker for potatoes!!
I love smashed red potatoes. Red ones always taste better this way. Glad your son is ok! It's been a rough week for your kiddos. Hope that you can avoid any more doctors or ouchies for a while now!
Mmmm…smashed red potatoes are so delicious!
That is pretty easy. I love red potatoes, especially with boiled crawfish. I'll definitely have to try this out.
Truly delicious !!
hope your son iis fine now!…u take care
You two Idahoans don't like potatoes ?! Blasphemy! 😉
Glad to hear your son is ok!! Scary :l
Oh my goodness … a mother's nightmare … what is it with little kids and ramming and tearing? Ha! Doing what comes naturally … unfortunately, the furniture does get in the way sometimes! Hope he's doing fine and not head-achey from the collision! Poor you, though! So stressful! I'm betting the comfort food was as good for you as it was for the kids! Here's hoping you have a
I can relate. My son who was about 1 1/2 had hit his forehead on the coffee table. I couldn't handle it <<< first time momma here, thank goodness the hubby was here. I was one nervous wreck! Boys will be boys.
Potatoes sound yummy! I'll have to try em'!
Wow, sounds like an eventful night! I'm sorry! I hope everyone is feeling better. I love smashed potatoes! These sound very yummy.
Aww, sounds like your little ones are going through trying times… I'll be thinking of your son and daughter and hoping everything starts looking sunny for you all soon. In the meantime, keep making beautiful and delicious dishes like these potatoes! They look like the perfect comfort food for kids and adults alike.
Hope your kids are feeling better, you had some night! Potatoes are a great comfort food, they look so good.
Yum! I just got some red tots so I'll have to try this! =)
I had to come back and have a second look. I will be shopping in the next day or two and I want these potatoes!
I am a personal complete fan of red potatoes, they just can't be beat!
So sorry to hear about your son. Hope him and your daughter are feeling better soon.
I love mashed potatoes but have never had them like this. I can't wait to try this recipe 🙂
DELICIOUS!! I made them tonight, added garlic pepper and they were yum! Thanks for the inspiration
Oh no! I'm so glad your son is okay but that sounds super stressful! You definitely needed comfort food like this.
I want to make you a pie! You're starting to live at the doctor, poor thing!
Hope your son is feeling better today. Sending healing thoughts his way.
Smashed potatoes are among my favorite food too. So yummy.
I hope your son is doing ok.
I love potatoes and this recipe sounds delicious.
Hello! I really would love to try your Smashed red potatoes recipe, it looks AMAZING. I have a healthy eating blog for college students http://declarationofacollegewoman.blogspot.com/
And will definitely let you know how everyone loves it (Though I suspect there will be no leftovers from my friends) 😀
A huge thank you for the wonderful blog! I am out on my own for the first time and I never know what to cook! Thank you for the abundance of yummy recipes to try! I am going to make these with some ranch crusted chicken breasts. I’m sure they will be a hit!