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Crisp Smashed potatoes

Our smashed buttery potatoes are amazing right from the oven! Soft and creamy from the inside and crisp from the outside, these potatoes make a great side-dish to any dish!

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Everybody loves these baked potatoes first cooked then smashed and baked in the oven. They are so soft and creamy from inside and nicely crisped from outside, both thanks to the melted butter (for a similar recipe try our baked garlic potato wedges).

These could be either side-dish or main - in both cases it will please the crowds. We are sure you won't be able to stop at just one! Let's see how to prepare these tasty potato meal. 

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How to make crisp smashed potatoes

Making these delicious potato dish is fairly easy. You will need STARCHY POTATOES, MELTED BUTTER, SALT and PEPPER for seasoning plus FRESH PARSLEY for serving.

Cooking potatoes

For this recipe we recommend using starchy potatoes like Russet or any other. Use medium-sized potatoes of a similar size so they cook evenly. Brush them and rinse with cold water to get rid of any dirt.

Place them in a medium saucepan of a pot, then cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over a medium-high heat then reduce the heat to simmer (don't cover). Cook for about 30-35 minutes or until you can insert a fork into potatoes. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of potatoes.

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Baking potatoes in the oven

Once cooked the rest is very easy. Arrange potatoes on the baking sheet, smash them to flatten with a potato masher or a fork and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. To make them extra crisp, turn the oven to grill last 4-5 minutes.

Our crisp smashed potatoes are ready to enjoy - just sprinkle with some fresh parsley!

Crisp smashed potatoes serving ideas

These crisp smashed potatoes make a light meal topped with a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt. If you love intensive flavours, top potatoes with freshly made basil pesto!

These potatoes are also ideal for serving along a steak, fish fillet or even any kind of pasta. Each time it will be so satisfying and delicious.

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crisp smashed potatoes

SERVES: 4 servings
COOKS IN: 1 hour
LEVEL: Easy

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INGREDIENTS

  • 800g starchy potatoes (8-9 medium-sized potatoes)
  • 30g butter, melted
  • fine sea salt & ground pepper, for seasoning
  • fresh parsley, for serving

METHOD

  1. Brush potatoes and rinse in the cold water. Place them in a large pot, cover with cold water and add some salt. Bring to a boil over a medium-high heat, then lower the heat and simmer for 30-35 minutes or until you can insert a fork. Remove the potatoes with a slotted spoon to a plate.

  2. Preheat the oven to 200°C (392°F).

  3. Slightly grease the baking sheet, arrange potatoes across it. Using a potato masher or a fork gently flatten each potato (be careful so they don't fall apart). Remove some skin from the top of potatoes.

  4. Brush generously the tops with butter and bake in the oven for 20 minutes (turn the oven to grill last 5 minutes) until the tops become crisp and brown on the edges. Take potatoes from the oven, sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve.

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