Fiesta Potato Smashers

Fiesta Potato Smashers

Fiesta Potato Smashers

Source: Potatoes USA
As seen in popular women’s and cooking magazines these yellow and red smashed potatoes with sweet peppers, cilantro and a hint of chili powder will be a side dish of festive flavors.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 8

Ingredients
 

  • 6 Small Yellow potatoes and 6 small red potatoes
  • 1 Pint Sweet mini peppers red, orange and yellow
  • 8 sprigs Cilantro picked from steams
  • 4 Tablespoon Fat-free sour cream or fat-free Greek yogurt optional
  • Cooking spray
  • Salt chili powder and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place whole potatoes (do not poke) into microwave-safe covered dish.
  • Microwave on HIGH for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • While potatoes are cooking, cut mini peppers into small 1/4-inch slices. Spray a nonstick pan with cooking spray and heat to medium. Add peppers and sauté until they start to brown. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Remove potatoes from microwave and using a layer of paper towels covering each potato, smash it on a cutting board until 1 3/4-inch thick. Helpful tip: Use the side of a coffee cup or flat cooking utensil to smash the potatoes.
  • Spray sauté pan with cooking spray, heat on high and add smashed potatoes. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes until potatoes start to brown.
  • On a plate, place potatoes and layer with sour cream or yogurt (optional), peppers and cilantro. Dust with salt, chili powder and pepper to taste. Serve warm.