Not an elegant title, but another one of Laura Calder's easy and tasty recipes from French Food at Home
. These turn out nice and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Here's a link to the original, (with picture): http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipes/Side/Potatoes/recipe.html?dishID=9126Squished Baby Potatoes
2 pounds new [small] potatoes
Salt and pepper
Scrub the potatoes and cook, unpeeled, in boiling salted water until tender. Drain. When cool enough to touch, squish them flat using a coffee cup or ramekin. Don't let them explode, just flatten until the edges break a bit, but they are still in one piece. Toss in olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Heat the oven to 400°F/200°C. Spread the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake until crisp outside and soft inside, about 40 minutes.