Garlic Smashed Potatoes | The Domestic Man

2 lbs small golden potatoes
1/4 cup olive oil, divided
1/4 tsp dried thyme
salt and pepper to taste (about 1/2 tsp each)
6 cloves of garlic, minced

1. Place the potatoes in a salted pot of water, then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and boil until fork-tender, about 12 minutes. Drain and allow to dry and cool for 10 minutes. Preheat the oven to 425F.

2. Pour half of the olive oil onto a rimmed baking sheet; distribute the oil evenly across the sheet using a spatula. Place a potato on the sheet, then smash with a fork, potato masher, or the heel of your palm. Repeat the with remaining potatoes, leaving a little space between each potato.

3. Brush the remaining oil onto the smashed potatoes, then sprinkle the thyme, salt and pepper over them. Scatter the garlic over each potato.

4. Roast in the center of the oven until crispy, about 25 minutes. About halfway through cooking, rotate the baking sheet to allow for even cooking.

** This process will create a super crispy bottom, tender inside, and slightly crispy top to each potato. For an even crispiness, flip the potatoes halfway through cooking – both methods create delicious experiences.

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