Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Smashed Red Potatos with Garlic and Green Onion

Since eliminating gluten from my diet, I've had a new-found love of starchy foods.  On Sunday, we decided to have filet for dinner, and I wanted a healthy alternative to mashed potatos.  Here is a very simple recipe that tastes amazing (Mike, my most discerning healthfood taster, loved it)

(Recipe makes approx 3 servings)

-4 Small/Med Red Potatos
-2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
-Kosher Salt
-Fresh Ground Pepper
-2-3 Minced Garlic Gloves
-1-2 Tbsp Minced Green Onion

1/ Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Chop potatoes into large pieces (the original recipe calls for you baking the potatoes whole, but this takes too much time; slicing them helps to get dinner ready faster and you don't lose any of the "yum" factor). Put potatos in a medium oven-proof pot (with a cover) and add about 1 tablespoon of butter,  cut into pieces.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Cover and bake for 20 minutes.

2/ Take the potatos out and mix them so they're coated with butter.  Add more salt and pepper, and 1-2 cloves of the minced garlic.  Cover, return to the oven and bake an additional 15-20 minutes (until potatoes slide off a fork easily).

3/ When potatos are done, remove the pot from the oven and use a potato masher to crush the potatoes lightly (don't overdo it).  Toss with remaining butter and garlic.  Add more salt and pepper to taste.  Toss in green onion and lightly combine before serving.

Nutrition Info:  Calories: 275   Total Fat: 7.7g  Saturated Fat: 4.7g  Trans Fat: 0g  Carbohydrate: 46g  Dietary Fiber: 4.3g  Sugars: 3.4g  Protein: 5.4g  Vitamin A: 9%  Vitamin C: 53%  Calcium: 2%  Iron: 9%

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