Headed to the Farmer’s Market this weekend? Smashed Lemon Thyme Potatoes, the Perfect Recipe for those Organic Baby Potatoes you’re going to get…

Recipe for Lemon Thyme Smashed Potatoes and Dressing

I originally got this recipe from Giada De Laurentis on the Food Channel, but tweaked it just a bit, so if you’d like to see the original recipe check it out here

I love lemon, probably as much as anything out there, and that’s what caught my eye (or ear in this case), when I came across this recipe.  I had missed the first part of the recipe, but the lemon/thyme dressing caught my attention.  It sounded so amazing I had to try it.  Unfortunately, I missed the part about having to boil the potatoes first.  All I saw was Giada De Laurentis placing the potatoes on a plate and flattening them with her hands, and pretty easily too, I might add.

But when I tried flattening my freshly washed baby potatoes, it wasn’t quite as easy.  As a matter of fact, it was almost impossible.  I literally has to smash them down with a heavy glass.  I did manage to get them flattened, but many of them had broken apart and looked nothing like I had seen on the recipe.  Nonetheless, I persevered and, although the frying part took longer than I thought, I managed to get them cooked.  But the dressing that went on top…. ooohhhh that dressing… now that just…. made the dish!!!

Short story long… (he, he) I decided to track down the recipe online, and it didn’t take me long to realize where I had gone wrong…  BOIL THE POTATOES FIRST!  Moral of the story is if you’re catching a recipe mid-way through, always check the beginning before trying it yourself!  You could save yourself a lot of work and frustration!

Anyways farmer’s markets are packed now and there are plenty of fresh Organic and Local vegetables out there including potatoes and thyme.  So, here’s the recipe for Smashed Lemon Thyme Baby Potatoes

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