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Smashed Baby Potatoes

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This potato recipe works overtime with a few shortcuts to get the spuds from grill to table in half the time. Using a microwave to par-cook the potatoes cuts down on grill time and offers a super fluffy center. While we use duck fat to grill the smashed potatoes to crispy perfection, any cooking oil you have on hand will work! Using Traeger Anything Rub is a one-step way to ensure the potatoes are perfectly seasoned with a flavorful blend of salt, pepper, garlic, and a hint of lime.

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  • 1/4 Cup water

  • 2 Pound multi-colored baby potatoes

  • 1 Tablespoon Traeger Anything Rub, plus more to taste

  • 1/4 Cup melted duck fat, divided

  • Roughly chopped fresh chives, for garnish

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 450°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    450 ˚F

  • 2

    Pierce each potato a few times with a fork, then add to a large microwave-safe bowl with the water and 1 tablespoon of Traeger Anything Rub. Toss to coat. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and microwave on high power until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork, about 10 minutes.

    • 1/4 Cup water

    • 2 Pound multi-colored baby potatoes

    • 1 Tablespoon Traeger Anything Rub, plus more to taste

  • 3

    Brush a large rimmed baking sheet with 1 tablespoon of duck fat and sprinkle with Traeger Anything Rub.

    • 1/4 Cup melted duck fat, divided

  • 4

    Carefully uncover the bowl with the potatoes (the steam inside the bowl will be very hot) and use a slotted spoon to transfer the potatoes to the prepared baking sheet, leaving any excess water behind. Let the potatoes dry and cool slightly, about 10 minutes.
  • 5

    Using the bottom of a cup or a flat spatula, smash each potato to about ½ inch thick into the fat and seasoning on the baking sheet. Drizzle the remaining 3 tablespoons of duck fat over the potatoes and season generously with Traeger Anything Rub. Gently toss until the potatoes are well coated.
  • 6

    Place the baking sheet directly on the lowest grill grate. Close the lid and roast the potatoes until golden brown and crispy, gently flipping halfway, about 30 minutes total.

    450 ˚F

  • 7

    Transfer the potatoes to a serving dish and garnish with chives. Enjoy!

    • Roughly chopped fresh chives, for garnish