Boil the potatoes until tender, about 20 minutes. Heat oven to 400.
Put foil on a cookie sheet & spray w/ cooking spray, such as Pam.
When potatoes are done, toss them in some olive oil & lay out on sheet. Smash down with a potato masher to get flattened a bit. Turn over and flatten a bit more, if you need.
Grate shallots in a bowl & mix with 1/2 stick of melted butter. Brush this on top of each potato. Then sprinkle generously with garlic salt. Sprinkle with some parsley and bake for about 30 minutes, or until the tops are nice & brown.