Posted: November 23 2023 in Recipes

Smashed Fingerling Potatoes with Caramelized Onions


1 pound of yellow onions, peeled and thinly sliced in half moons

4 tablespoons butter, unsalted

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

4 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only

1 pound of fingerling potatoes, about 20 potatoes

¼ cup, unsalted butter, melted

¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan

sea salt

freshly grated black pepper


In a 10-inch cast iron pan, add the butter and olive oil and heat over medium/high.  Once the butter starts to sizzle, add half of the sliced onions and sauté for 1-2 minutes until they begin to soften.  Add the rest of the onions and reduce the heat to medium/low.  Continue to sauté the onions, until they start to brown, 20-25 minutes. Add the fresh thyme and season to taste with salt and pepper.

While the onions are cooking, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the potatoes and cook until the potatoes are fork tender, about 15-20 minutes.  Drain in a colander.

Place the fingerling potatoes over the caramelized onions. Then smash (crush) each potato with a masher or fork.   Season with salt and pepper then drizzle the melted butter over the top of the potatoes. Cover the top with the Parmesan and place under the broiler until the cheese starts to melt and the potatoes crisp up, about 3-4 minutes.   Remove from the oven and serve right away.

We love our cast iron pans from Lodge, a company that dates back to 1896. Cast iron cookware is very versatile and durable as it can be used to cook anything from meats, vegetables to desserts. It is the perfect cooking vessel as it goes from stove to tabletop making it a one pan wonder. Be sure to check out our wide assortment of Lodge products. Enjoy.  Karen and Linda, Queen Bees in The Village.