These potatoes are very similar to the ones served at J. Alexander’s restaurants, which are absolutely delicious! J. Alexander's Smashed Potatoes are probably my favorite restaurant potatoes!
Play around with the ingredients until you find the combination your family likes best! I usually go light on the butter and milk, allowing the potato flavor to come through and the texture to be a bit on the dry side, for mashed potatoes. This makes them taste more like J. Alexander’s potatoes - to me.
Russet Potatoes, 1 large potato per person
Cube unpeeled potatoes into 1 - 1 ½ inch pieces.
Boil potatoes until tender: drain.
Smash with a hand-held potato “smasher,” leaving nice ¼ -inch pieces in the potatoes.
Gently add a combination of these ingredients to taste:
freshly chopped or dried parsley
grated Parmesan cheese
half and half and/or milk