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Smashed Baby Bakers™

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The appeal of roasting is as old as cooking itself. Cooking at high heat with an uncovered pan produces juicy, well-browned food that patrons love. Beyond the additional flavor and color, adding “roasted” to the description of a menu item can help increase the perceived quality of the dish. 81% of diners love or like roasting (Datassential SNAP™, 2018) While roasting is most common in fine dining and casual operations, it is expected to grow more common across all segments by 2021. (Datassential Haiku™, 2018) Even more compelling, roasted vegetable sides command a 32% upcharge versus non-roasted, a fact every operator can appreciate. (Datassential 2014) The median price of roasted dishes is up 17% over 4 years. (Datassential MenuTrends, 2017) These roasted smashed Baby Bakers are a smart way to capitalize on the roasted trend. Make sure you are using the term "roasted" on your menu to describe these delicious, latin-inspired spuds.

Ingredients

Ingredient Measurement
RoastWorks®: Roasted Baby Bakers™ 6/2.5lb 40.0 oz
Pesto sauce, prepared 8.0 oz
Ham, 1/4" dice 4.0 oz
Cotija cheese, crumbled 2.0 oz
Parsley, chopped as garnish

Instructions

  • Prepare the bakers according to package directions, or deep fry for 4 minutes at 345°F.  Transfer to a flat top griddle and smash with a flat spatula to a 1/2" thickness.
  • For each serving; place approximately 10 oz. smashed baby bakers on serving plate, drizzle with 2 oz. pesto sauce, 1 oz. ham and 1/2 oz. Cotija cheese. Garnish each plate with chopped parsley.

Yield: 4.0 Servings (13.0 oz)

Products:

RoastWorks®: Roasted Baby Bakers™ 6/2.5lb