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.
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.
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.
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!
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.