Choose 10-12 similar sized red potatoes and place them in a pot, cover with water, and add 1 teaspoon of salt.
Bring to a boil, and parboil red potatoes for 15 minutes
Remove from heat and place in a colander in the sink and rinse with cold water until potatoes are cool enough to handle
Place potatoes on a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
Using a small ball jar or a sturdy cup with a hard round bottom, smash each potato
Combine minced garlic, miso, lemon juice, garlic powder, and ground pepper in a small microwave-safe bowl.
Microwave for 30 seconds until ingredients are melted.
Using a basting brush, coat the smashed red potatoes with the miso mixture.
Now. sprinkle with fresh chopped thyme.