|Umami burger smooshed potatoes on the left|
I ordered the truffle burger with truffle oil and hand crafted truffle cheese. It was mouth watering perfection, hands down the best hamburger I have ever had. We each ordered a different side to try, even the "secret" off menu cheesy tots.
I order something called "smooshed potatoes, I asked the waitress "What are they?" she said they took red potatoes and cooked them, smashed them down and then fried them again. I wasn't so sure but ordered anyways. They were fantastic! I fell in love and immediately thought about replicating them at home.
Definitely hope to go back to Umami burger again. Great food, excellent service and great pricing.
I came home and on Monday did a Google search for Umami Burger smooshed potatoes. I found this blog with smashed potatoes and figured out the main cooking steps. She recommended using malt vinegar but I wasn't so sure that was a ingredient in the potatoes I had. So I followed her cooking instructions and then seasoned them to my liking.
Here is the steps I took:
preheat oven to 400 degrees
Boil 15-20 small red potatoes
Lay on a paper towel to cool
when potatoes are room temperature take your palm and smoosh them down, careful to not completely mash them.
on a lined baking sheet lay them out and drizzle with olive oil
then salt with kosher salt, parsley and pepper
bake until golden brown and crispy on the outside. About 20-30 mins.
Makes a great side dish for your dinner or a great snack. You could pan fry these in oil. We are trying to be more healthy and so I baked ours.