recipe: smashed potatoes

July 2nd, 2012 | Posted by admin in RECIPES | Side Dishes

I know this isn’t a new idea and many of us may cook a version of these luscious potatoes.  The basic recipe is as follows:


• 12 small red boiling potatoes
• Kosher salt
• Good olive oil
• Optional: Lemon, Parmesan, and/or fresh herbs


• Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat oven to 400 degrees.

• Boil potatoes to cook then drain.

• Take two dishtowels and lay one down on counter placing cooked potatoes on towel separating them like mounds of cookie dough.

• Now place the other towel over the potatoes and using the flat base of your hand smash each potato.

• Transfer with a spatula the potatoes to the parchment lined sheet pan.

• Drizzle with olive oil and kosher salt.

• You can add fresh herbs such as parsley, thyme, dill, or just leave them plain.

• Cook till the edges of the potatoes are crispy about 20-25 minutes.

• You can squeeze lemon juice or sprinkle with Parmesan, but I love them just plain, crispy with a dash of salt.



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