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Flat, Broke and Busted Potatoes

Side Dishes



10 to 12 red potatoes (or however many you’d like to serve)
Salted water
Olive oil
2 to 3 tsp. minced garlic
Coarse-grain salt
Black pepper
Chopped fresh chives
Sour cream (optional)


Boil potatoes in liberally salted water until fork-tender, about 15 minutes. Drain potatoes and place on a large baking sheet. Using the heel of your hand, a potato masher or whatever gets the job done, press down on the potatoes until they’re flat, broke and busted. Drizzle each potato with olive oil. Top each potato with minced garlic, then sprinkle with salt, pepper and chives. Bake at 425 F for 30 to 35 minutes, or until potatoes are golden brown and crispy around the edges. Serve with a dollop of sour cream, if desired.


From “South Your Mouth,” Mandy Rivers

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