This is our favorite way to cook full-grown and storage potatoes. (Smashed Oven Potatoes is the best recipe for new potatoes in the spring.) The technique comes from Cook's Illustrated, and it produces a potato with a crispy, crunchy outside skin and a creamy, steamy interior. It's worth the extra step of parboiling the potatoes.
Pea shoots make a fun, springy alternative to the usual basil pesto. You can bulk this up with spinach or stay simple. In addition to pasta, pesto is also great with potatoes - try tossing with roasted ones or mixing into mashed - or spread on good bread as a kind of bruchetta.
These are like the crazy love-child of baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, and oven fries. They aren't exactly pretty, but they are delicious.
You want the small new potatoes for this recipe – the big storage ones just won’t do.
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