Start with baby potatoes.
Boiling the potatoes giver you a pillowy smooth interior to the potatoes.
When you boil the potatoes, salt the water to flavor the potatoes, the same way you were to cook pasta.
When smashing the potatoes, make sure you don’t break the potato. It has to remain one piece. The tops have to be broken up so you can have space for the toppings.
Seasoning the potatoes is very personal. I used salt and pepper to allow the lamb and toppings to shine, however you can season with chilli spice, cumin and your favorite spices.
Choose the type of cheese you like, any type works great.
Don’t skimp on the lamb—it’s the base of an incredible smashed potatoes recipe versus a bland smashed potato.
Make this recipe in advance by preparing the lamb, potatoes and leave the toppings only during serving.
Keep the ready cheesy potatoes in the fridge for up to 3 days, and reheat in the oven until warm and cheese has melted again, then top with your toppings and serve.