Mini Smashed Potatoes
Mini Smashed Potatoes are the perfect side dish. They are creamy in the centre and crispy on the outside. They take a little bit of time but truly are very easy to make, and the best part is the are different than the usual mashed and or baked potato. Smashed Potatoes pair well with any vegetable and a nice piece of meat.
We made these are a family dinner to go along with ribs, grilled asparagus and a garden salad. They rounded out the meal perfectly and were a hit with everyone. Mini potatoes aren’t too heavy like a baked potato but they are also a great starch. The ribs were the star of the meal but that doesn’t mean side dishes don’t play an important role or that they can’t also be flavourful.
Eating Naturally Gluten Free
As I have mentioned many times before, we try to eat as many naturally gluten free foods as possible. This means we like the eat foods like vegetables and grains that have not gone under a process to make them gluten free. We do still eat gluten free breads, pastas and oats. But the best meals always tend to be the meals that naturally have no gluten in them, and consists of many vegetables.
When we first found out that I (Karlee) had celiac disease, I cut out all gluten containing foods. This made it so that I was very hungry all of the time. It wasn’t until I started adding in more grains and protein that I started to feel better. It is definitely an adjustment and it takes time. But knowing what fills you up and fuels your body is super important, essentially when having to make sure a large lifestyle change.
Potatoes are a Staple
Potatoes have become such a staple in our house. We use them as sides or in dishes such as curry or soups/stews. They are filling and make the transition to gluten free so much easier since they can be transformed into so many different meals. Mini Smashed Potatoes being only one of many options.
We hope you try out this dish and enjoy it as much as our family does. You can play with the seasoning and add spices that you and your family enjoy. However, we love keeping sides a little more simple and allowing our meat be the star of the dish (when we are eating meat). Let us know if you liked these Mini Smashed Potatoes. If you’re looking for more dinner ideas check out our Risotto with Roasted Tomatoes and Kale.