I found some gorgeous Royal Blue Potatoes at North Sydney Farmers Market recently. Royal Blue potatoes are my favourite variety. They make superb baked potatoes and make the best gnocchi – I always buy them if I see them at markets. Sometimes when they are in season they are also stocked in Coles.
I decided were perfect for smashed baked potatoes. I saw Jamie Oliver make something similar to these on his ’30minute meals’ show. Jamie used a frypan and coated the poatoes in salsa verde which looked great – however given what I was serving with the potatoes I chose version from Jill Dupleix who pioneered the smashed potato concept.
I used fresh rosemary, crushed garlic, sea salt and olive oil on mine.
Here’s they are ready to bake