Smashed Lemon Potatoes

It is hard to argue with the rule that everything is better with butter. I wouldn’t dare get into an argument about butter (or bacon for that matter) but I will present a claim that everything is better with lemon. Now, it may be because I’m a Floridian and grew up with an unlimited supply of lemons growing in the yard – but even now without any lemon trees on Mendenhall I spend 50 cents a pop for them and always have them on hand in the house. Either savory or sweet – lemon adds an extra twist to any flavor – even water! Lately I’ve been trying to come up with new ideas for potatoes and thought that smashed lemon potatoes might be worth experimenting with. They were delicious! And, proved my point – Everything IS better with lemon! You just try to prove me wrong!

 Lemon Smashed Potatoes


  • small new potatoes
  • butter
  • lemons, zested and juiced
  • garlic, minced (optional)
  • salt and pepper

Assembly: Wash potatoes. To speed the process up, microwave the potatoes in a covered dish for about 5 minutes or until tender. Add them to a large pot with some butter. Smash them with the back of a fork or potato smasher. Add the zest and juice of one lemon, garlic, salt and pepper. Taste! Cook the potatoes until crispy. Taste!


    • Cecelia, super cool!

      I love butter, potatoes and lemons ;o))) Will try it this weekend.

      Now I need to find what goes with Lemon Smashed Potatoes… to complete the dinner… any suggestions?

      • thanks M! I served with the Salt and Pepper Salmon from yesterday. it was soooo good!

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