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The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

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Recipe Reviews

23rd October 2011

Peckish Sister from Central, FL

I used half the butter and substituted buttermilk for the heavy cream, but kept the sour cream. I wished I had added the melted butter first, then added the warmed buttermilk (as in the America Test Kitchen recipe). That way I could have controlled the amount of liquid better. 1 ½ cups turned out way too watery. Don’t use fat-free butter milk, it separates when heating. I liked the suggestion for evaporated milk. This was not a success for me.

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10th October 2011

bhnyc from New York, NY

This is very good and I like that there are chunks of potatoes in it. I do admit to lowering the fat too. It tastes just as good. It goes really well with the Turkey Meatloaf.

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2nd October 2011


These are not for the diet concious but very good. I did use yogurt for the sour cream and evaporated milk instead of half and half. These will be on my special occasion menu.

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30th September 2011

sturlington from Hillsborough, NC

What's not to like about these potatoes? They are very rich and flavorful. It was also nice that I usually have all the ingredients I need on hand. I halved the recipe and still had plenty of leftovers, because they were so rich that I kept portion sizes small.

I don't have a standing mixer so I just used my potato masher and they came out fine. I finished them using a trick I learned from a local diner. I spooned out the portions on a hot griddle and let them get browned on both sides. They go very well with eggs that way.

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26th September 2011

Queezle_Sister from Salt Lake City, UT

Great flavorful potatoes!

But I must confess to several alterations - largely to cut the fat. But even so, kids and husband couldn't get enough of it!

Now to the changes -- I used 2/3 the butter called for, I replaced the half-and-half with 1% milk, and I replaced the sour cream with yogurt.

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