Fried Smashed Potatoes

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Could anything possibly be better than fried smashed potatoes for dinner? Potatoes are such a comfort food, warm, delicious and filling, they just say, "we're home now". And these potatoes are so easy to make. Some of the prep can be done the day before if it makes it easier for you around dinner time. And when you make these fried smashed potatoes with skins you bump up the nutrition too.

Potatoes are often overlooked as a starchy food that we probably should not eat if we want to stay lean and mean. But nothing could be further from the truth, especially if you eat your potatoes with the skins on. Potatoes are loaded with Vitamin C and have more potassium in them than broccoli or even spinach. They are low in calories, provide loads of fiber and contain no fat, sodium or cholesterol. So how did they ever get such a bad rap? Studies even show that people can eat potatoes and lose weight. So let's start changing our potato attitude with this great dinner recipe for your family tonight.

This fried smashed potato recipe suggests that you grate the cheese and chop up the parsley the day before. Doing a few steps ahead of time makes it quick and easy to cook up the potatoes and bake them for dinner. Just make sure you put your cheese and parsley into good air tight containers or bags so they don't dry out overnight in the fridge.

Pair potatoes with a dark green vegetable. It's an especially delicious combination. You might try this recipe with asparagus for a special treat or with broccoli. A light salad can complement the entire meal.Eat your potatoes. The fiber, vitamins, antioxidants and other good nutritional elements will make you glad you reintroduced them to your good eating plan.

Find out how to make this recipe and many others at the website, Better Homes and Gardens.

Nutrition Facts for: Fried Smashed Potatoes From Better Homes and Gardens
Ingredients: Small red potatoes, salt, olive oil,ground black pepper, Parmesan cheese, fresh parsley.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 12 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 231, Calories from Fat 62, Total Fat 6.9g 11%, Saturated Fat 2.3g 11%, Cholesterol 8mg 3%, Sodium 458mg 19%, Potassium 1033mg 30%, Carbohydrates 36.5g 12%, Dietary Fiber 3.9g 16%, Sugars 2.3g, Protein 7.9g, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 32%, Calcium 12%, Iron 9%

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