Boil 1 1/2 pounds new potatoes and 4 smashed garlic cloves in salted water until tender, 20 minutes. Toast 1 teaspoon fennel seeds in a skillet with 3 tablespoons olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt; add 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest. Drain the potatoes; return to the pot with the fennel oil. Add some chopped parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Cover the pot and shake to smash the potatoes.
Photograph by Antonis Achilleos