Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. I add 1 teaspoon of salt to the water.
Place the potatoes in the boiling water, cover and let cook until soft about 20-25 minutes.
Once the potatoes are cooked and softened, drain well and let cool for 5 minutes. Pat each potato until dry with a towel.
Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees F. In the meantime melt the butter until completely melted in the microwave. With a spoon, stir the garlic, parmesan cheese, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix until combined and beware this will smell amazing!
Arrange the potatoes on a lightly greased baking sheet. Lightly smash each potato with the bottom of a water glass or jar.
Pour about one heaping tablespoon of the butter mixture to each potato. Drizzle any leftover butter mixture on top!
Bake the potatoes for 15 minutes, then remove from heat and sprinkle each potato with more parmesan cheese. Broil for 3-5 minutes until the cheese is perfectly melted.
Sprinkle the finished potatoes with parsley and serve immediately. Enjoy!