I LOVE this recipe. It's from Ina Garten of Barefoot Contessa fame. I make it lots, but for some reason it's never made it onto my blog. Weird. These potatoes are fabulous with pork or meatloaf or well anything.
Parmesan Smashed Potatoes
3 pounds red potatoes
1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus 1 teaspoon
1 cup half and half
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Cut up the potatoes with skins on and place in a pot add enough cold water to cover. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer covered for 30-45 minutes - until completely tender. Drain.
In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment mix the potatoes for a few seconds to break them up. In a small saucepan, heat the half and half and butter until butter melts. Add slowly about 1/2 of the half and half/butter mixture, mixing on lowest speed. Add another 1/4 of the half and half mixture. Fold in by hand: sour cream, Parmesan, and pepper. Add the remaining 1/4 of half and half mixture if necessary.