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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 96.2
  • Total Fat: 6.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 584.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 1.1 g

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Cracked Fingerling Potatoes

Submitted by: FOODIEWIFE
Cracked Fingerling Potatoes

Introduction

What I like about this method of cooking potatoes, is that you get that roasted potato taste, from the stove. This is convenient, when I need the oven for something else-- plus, I think it's just plain fast!
I use a non-stick skillet with a tight fitting lid-- that way I don't need to use much olive oil.
Sometimes I use small Yukon Gold or red potatoes-- but I love fingerling potatoes that best.
What I like about this method of cooking potatoes, is that you get that roasted potato taste, from the stove. This is convenient, when I need the oven for something else-- plus, I think it's just plain fast!
I use a non-stick skillet with a tight fitting lid-- that way I don't need to use much olive oil.
Sometimes I use small Yukon Gold or red potatoes-- but I love fingerling potatoes that best.

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 pound of very small potatoes--I prefer fingerling potatoes
    1 Tablespoon olive oil
    fresh chopped thyme or rosemary, to taste
    kosher salt & pepper, to taste
    1 thinly sliced or minced large garlic clove(optional)

Directions

This recipe is fast and easy. Technique is what's important:
Set each potato on a hard surface and give it one sharp whack-- I use the smooth side of my meat pounder, or you can use a rolling pin. You want to see a small crack (or fissure). Don't whack the potato too hard!

Bring the olive oil to a medium high heat; add potatoes, salt & pepper and herbs.

Cover with a lid, and shake the pan back and forth to coat the potatoes with olive oil.

Turn the heat to a medium/low and allow to cook for about 20 minutes, or until a knife inserts easily.

Shake the pan every few minutes, to brown the potatoes.

In the last few minutes, add the fresh garlic and shake.

Remove the lid for 2-3 more minutes to allow moisture to evaporate.

Delicious!

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FOODIEWIFE.






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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'd give these an extra star if I could. Absolutely delicious! They were super easy to make and my whole family loved them. - 4/9/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Delicious!!! Quick and easy, and leaves the oven free for other things! The whole family loved these! - 1/22/11

    Reply from FOODIEWIFE (3/6/11)
    Thank you so much!


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  • These were delicious and so simple and quick to make! Definitely will become an oft-visited recipe! - 7/22/13

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  • Delicious! - 3/6/11

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