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Smashed Potatoes


  • 3 lbs. Yukon gold Potatoes, with skins, cut into 1 " - 2 inch pieces
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon salt plus 1 teaspoon
  • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 cup half and half
  • stick butter


  • Place potatoes in large pot and cover with cold water.
  • Add the 1 tablespoon of salt.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Reduce heat to medium; simmer 15 minutes or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, heat half and half and butter in small saucepan till the butter is melted.
  • Stir in the remaining 1 teaspoon of salt, the red pepper and nutmeg.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Drain the potatoes well and return to dry pot.
  • add half and half mixture.
  • Mash potatoes until smooth.
  • Stir in the parsley and serve.
  • Approx. 6 serving

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