Loaded Smashed New Potatoes

  • Yield: 4 servings


4medium red new potatoes
3tablespoons white truffle EVOO
1teaspoon kosher salt, coarse
1teaspoon ground black pepper
4tablespoons sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
4slices fried bacon, crumbled
4teaspoons sour cream
4teaspoons chives


  1. Boil potatoes until just tender, about 15 to 20 minutes depending on size of potato; drain water off.
  2. Heat white truffle oil over a medium heat in a 10-inch or larger frying pan until hot.
  3. With the back of a spatula, press potatoes flat being care to not flatten too much (be careful in handling, you don't want to burn your hands); transfer potato patties to frying pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Fry to a golden brown on both sides (flipping only once). Once you flip, season with salt and pepper again.
  5. Place about a tablespoon of shredded cheese on each smashed potato. Once cheese begins to melt, transfer to serving plate.
  6. If desired, add bacon and a dollop of sour cream; sprinkle with chives. Serve!