Ultimate Crispy Smashed Potatoes

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@JustaPinch

Tired of basic roasted potatoes? Then try smashed potatoes. Each bite has crispy toasted skin and edges. These potatoes have little bits of seasoning and buttery flavor in each crack and crevice. This recipe uses a mixture of mild and creamy red potatoes, buttery golden potatoes, and lightly sweet purple potatoes. Using a combination of potatoes adds flavor and makes for a pretty presentation. They are easy to make and incredibly addictive. A delicious side dish steaks, burgers, or a roast.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • POTATO PREP

  • 1 1/2 lb
    small multi-colored potatoes
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • ADDITIONAL SEASONING AND TOPPINGS

  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/8 tsp
    pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh chopped parsley

How to Make Ultimate Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Step-by-Step

  1. Boil the potatoes with the skins on for 20 minutes or until fork-tender.
  2. Drain the potatoes and let them cool for a few minutes until they can be handled. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Put the potatoes in a bowl. Add the olive oil, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt. Then give them a quick toss.
  4. Put the potatoes on a cookie sheet. Smash the potatoes with a potato masher or a fork (don’t over mash them).
  5. Spoon a little butter over each smashed potato.
  6. Bake in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes until crispy.
  7. While the potatoes are baking, mix together your additional garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  8. When they come out of the oven, they should have toasted brown edges and crispy potato skins.
  9. While they are hot, sprinkle the potatoes with a little additional seasoning, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, and fresh chopped parsley.
  10. Serve with some sour cream or your favorite aioli.

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About Ultimate Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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