Based on the Boston Globe Magazine 2005 July 31
Set the oven at 450 degrees. Have on hand a 9-inch baking dish. Oil the dish.
In a large saucepan, combine the potatoes, milk, a large pinch of salt, and enough water to cover the potatoes. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
Using a slotted spoon, transfer the potatoes to a large plate. With a fork, smash each potato so it is flattened but still very lumpy. Layer the potatoes in the baking dish with oil.
Cook the potatoes in the oven for 15 minutes or until the top begins to brown and form a crust. Serve at once.
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