Smashed Parmesan Potatoes
- 3 pounds baby red-skinned potatoes unpeeled, halved
- 2/3 cup freshly-grated Parmesan
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- Salt to taste
- Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
Combine the potatoes in a large pot of water. Cover and bring the water to a boil. Continue boiling until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Drain, reserving 3/4 cup of the cooking liquid. Return the potatoes to the pot. Coarsely mash the potatoes, adding enough reserved cooking liquid to moisten. Using a large fork, stir in the Parmesan and the oil. Season the potatoes, to taste, with salt and pepper and serve.
This recipe yields 8 servings.