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Parmesan Crusted Smashed Potatoes

Crispy, buttery and delicious, these Parmesan Crusted Smashed Potatoes will be your new go-to barbecue side dish. The potatoes are boiled then smashed and slathered in a savory garlic butter that caramelizes as it’s cooked on the Pit Boss Platinum Series KC Combo on the griddle side. Finished off with a crust of Parmesan cheese, the patties are tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. These are quite similar to potato pancakes, so if you’ve ever had those, you know you’re in for a real treat.


3 Tbsp Butter, Melted
1/4 Tsp Garlic, Granulated
1 Tbsp Parsley, Leaves
2 Tsp Pit Boss Bold Burger Rub
1/3 Cup Parmesan Cheese
2 lbs, Baby Dutch Yellow Potatoes
2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil

Basting Brush
Griddle or Cast Iron Skillet
Metal baking sheet
Potato Masher


Fire up your Pit Boss Platinum Series KC Combo and preheat the griddle to medium-low flame. If using a gas or charcoal grill, preheat a large cast iron skillet over medium-low heat.

Evenly distribute the cooled potatoes on a metal sheet tray, drizzle with olive oil, and use a potato masher or small metal bowl to gently smash each potato to a height of about ¼ to ½ inch (thinner potatoes will be crispier).

Mix together the butter and garlic. Brush the mixture over each potato, then season with Bold Burger Rub.

Pour vegetable oil on griddle, then add flattened potatoes. Cook for 3 minutes, then flip and sprinkle with half of Parmesan. Cook for 3 minutes, then flip, sprinkle with remaining Parmesan, and cook 1 minute.

Transfer to a pan, sprinkle with parsley and serve hot.

Recipe Credit: Pit Boss Grills