Cajun Smashed Redskins

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Author Notes: I'm sure we all have a variation of smashed go to is one where I boil redskin potatoes, drain, add butter, salt and pepper and then smash them up a bit and stir in green onion, parsley or chives. Here's a Cajun version...a little spicy and great alongside a steak or other grilled meat. I've included a recipe for Cajun seasoning in case you don't have a favorite...inpatskitchen


Makes  4 servings

For the potatoes

  • 1 1/2 pounds small redskin potatoes ( larger babies )
  • Water
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, peeled but left whole
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 more teaspoons of your favorite Cajun seasoning (or use mine which follows)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions plus a little more for garnish
  1. Take your potatoes and peel a strip around the circumference of each one and place them in a 4 quart pot. Add water to just barely cover them and then stir in the wine, garlic cloves, 2 tablespoons of the Cajun seasoning and the cayenne pepper.
  2. Bring up to a boil and then simmer until the potatoes are fork tender. Drain the potatoes and return them along with the garlic to the pot.
  3. Start mashing the potatoes with a potato masher or large fork. Just a few mashes and then add the butter, 2 teaspoons of the Cajun seasoning and the quarter cup of green onions. Mash a few more times until you get a creamy but somewhat chunky consistency. Place in a serving bowl and garnish with a little more green onion.

Cajun Seasoning

  • 2 tablespoons fine sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons sweet Hungarian paprika
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic or garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  1. Combine all the ingredients and store in a covered container.

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