Savory Pork Tenderloin and Smashed Potatoes

Round Two of Pork Tenderloin and Smashed Potatoes! Please go to this post for another recipe for pork, and here for more about the way I developed them.

This time around I took a picture with the smashed potatoes. I think I have them perfected now, and it just might become my go-to recipe for dinner potatoes.
Savory Pork Tenderloin and Smashed Potatoes
  • I pkg Pork Tenderloin
  • 2-3 tsp Seasoning of choice 
  1. Coat the meat with seasoning, and allow it to marinate for at least 2 hours, and up to 24 hours
  2. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 155°
  3. Allow to rest for 10 minutes under foil before serving (The perfect amount of time to broil the potatoes below)
Smashed Potatoes
  • 8-10 Red or Yellow Potatoes (you need a thin skinned potato, whatever variety you prefer will work)
  • 3 TBL Olive Oil, divided
  • 2-3 tsp seasoning of choice
  • Kosher Salt and Black Pepper to taste
  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot of salted water, with at least 2 inches to cover
  2. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to a medium boil
  3. Cook for 30-45 minutes, or until the potatoes are COMPLETELY cooked through. You do not want any firmness to them. Check them frequently and drain when they reached the same stage as you want them for mashed potatoes
  4. Spread half of the olive oil onto a baking sheet that has been lined with Parchment Paper (don't skip this step, the parchment paper makes a lot of difference in the final texture, and clean-up is a breeze)
  5. Cut the potatoes in half, and then place the cut-side down on the oiled paper
  6. With a potato masher or other large flat tool, smash each potato half until the bottom surface spreads and the skin breaks slightly on top
  7. Drizzle or brush the remaining oil over the top of the smashed potatoes, and sprinkle with seasonings
  8. Turn on the Broiler setting, and place sheet on the middle rack 
  9. Broil for 5-8 minutes, until edges are crispy and the tops start to turn golden brown
For an idea for what to do with the leftovers from this meal, please visit here.


tammy said...

I'm going to try these.

BusyBee Emily said...

They are super no other way I've ever had potatoes. Just follow my directions because I did all the hard research work so you can just enjoy making them and eating them!