A Restaurant’s Take

Batatos a morro at Atasca

Try classic Portuguese “punched potatoes” in Cambridge.

Essdras M Suarez/Globe staff


At Atasca, the “punched potatoes” are served with another Portuguese classic, charcoal-grilled dry salt cod that’s been drizzled with hot olive oil and garlic. (On the menu, look for Bacalhau a Lagareiro com Batatas a Morro.) Small red bliss or new potatoes are roasted in a blanket of coarse salt, then smashed and drizzled with olive oil, infusing the whole potato with flavor.   — Rachel Travers

ATASCA50 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, 617-621-6991,

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