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Best crispy smashed potato recipe

Potatoes are one of the most versatile foods out there, hence why they are often overlooked. But these garlic smashed potatoes are truly unforgettable once you try them. They are so incredibly easy to make and serve as the perfect side for any meal. I often eat them straight off the pan as a snack too! They do take a little time to prepare but require very little actual cooking, so they are perfect to whip up while studying or in a meeting.

Ingredients

  • Potatoes (Note: For this recipe, you must use small potatoes! Most grocery stores sell packs of
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A guide to thickeners: cornstarch, tapioca, arrowroot, potato starch and flour

As Harold McGee explains in “On Food and Cooking,” starches are made of long chains of glucose sugar molecules that are linked to each other. Starches are useful in thickening because of the way they behave in the presence of hot water. He summarizes the process in “Keys to Good Cooking”: “When heated in a liquid, starch granules soak up water, swell, and release long, tangly starch molecules, all factors that cause the liquid to thicken.”

McGee says that cooking for an extended period, bringing the mixture to a boil or vigorous stirring will eventually thin out the mixture, which

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Roasted, baked and fried: potato perfection every time

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Saturday January 23, 2021