1. In a medium saucepan, cover the potatoes with water, salt lightly and bring to a simmer.
  2. Cook until just tender (about 10 - 15 minutes), then drain.
  3. Preheat the broiler.
  4. Spray a baking sheet lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
  5. Place one potato on a clean dish towel and fold the towel over the top of the potato.
  6. Press down firmly on the covered potato with the palm of your hand, crushing the potato lightly.
  7. Then place the potato on the prepared baking sheet and repeat with the process with the remaining potatoes.
  8. Brush the tops of the potatoes with oil.
  9. Broil until the tops are brown and crusty, 5 - 8 minutes.
  10. Sprinkle with onions, parsley, salt and pepper before serving.]
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