Austinite Dede Larson sends this month’s recipe for yummy red potatoes that her grandmother made for her when she was a little girl. “Grandpop was a rancher and she used to feed this for dinner (lunch).”

Serves: 6


·       24 ounces yellow or red baby potatoes

·       2 tablespoons olive oil

·       3 cloves pressed garlic

·       1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

·       Kosher salt and ground black pepper


  Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.

  In a large pot of boiling water, cook potatoes until tender and drain. Place potatoes on the baking sheet. Using a serving fork, smash the potatoes until flattened but still in one piece. Top with olive oil, garlic and thyme.

  Place into oven and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp. Serve immediately.