What’s the one food that we all love no matter how it’s prepared? For our family it’s potatoes! As we move through the winter you can find all kinda of different varieties of potatoes all over the farmers market and grocery store. These Crispy Smashed Potatoes are a side dish I make for my family every week.

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I’ve been buying the most gorgeous baby potatoes so sweet and creamy inside they’re literally addictive! If you’re looking for a Thanksgiving side or an easy potato recipe during the week you have to make these Crispy Smashed Potatoes!

Ingredients for Crispy Smashed Potatoes

  • Baby potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt

How to Make Perfect Crispy Smashed Potatoes

1. Boil Potatoes to Fork Tender: Place baby potatoes in a pot of water with 2 tablespoons of salt, bring to a boil and cook for 20 minutes or until fork tender.

2. Drain and Cool: Drain the potatoes and let cool to the touch.

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3. Smash with Hand: Place the potatoes on a cutting board or work surface and using the palm of your hand, press down firmly to smash the potato making sure it doesn’t come apart.

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4. Heat Oil in Skillet: Heat a large sauce pan or cast iron skillet over medium high heat and cover the bottom of the pan with a thin layer of oil.

5. Cook Potatoes Until Crispy: Place the potatoes in the saute pan, sprinkle with salt and allow to cook for 5-6 minutes on each side (add more oil to the pan as you go) or until crispy and golden.

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    More Delicious Potato Recipes

    Talk about a kid friendly cooking “job” too! You just place a potato on a cutting board, place your hand (or your child’s) on top and gently press down to smash it. If you’re not exactly sure what I mean you can watch the quick video below in the recipe card.

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    Crispy Smashed Potatoes are addictive enough to eat on their own or you can serve them with Herbed Chicken in the Crock Pot, Sweet Balsamic Glazed Chicken or simple Veggie Filled Frittata to make an irresistible vegetarian meal.

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    If you make these Crispy Smashed Potatoes don’t forget to snap a pic and share tagging @weelicious so I can see them! Whether you make them for the holidays or really any time they will become a family favorite!

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    Photos by Gerry Speirs

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    Crispy Smashed Potatoes

    Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, these potatoes are one of our family's go-to side dishes!
    2 from 1 vote
    Course: Side
    Cuisine: American
    Servings: 4
    Prep Time 2 minutes
    Cook Time 20 minutes

    Equipment

    • cast iron skillet

    Ingredients  

    Instructions 

    • Place baby potatoes in a pot of water with 2 tablespoons of salt, bring to a boil and cook for 20 minutes or until fork tender.
    • Drain the potatoes and let cool. (Potatoes can be refrigerated overnight at this point).
    • Place the potatoes on a cutting board or work surface and using the palm of your hand, press down firmly to smash the potato making sure it doesn’t come apart.
    • Heat a large sauce pan or cast iron skillet over medium high heat and cover the bottom of the pan with a thin layer of oil.
    • Place the potatoes in the saute pan, sprinkle with salt and allow to cook for 5-6 minutes on each side (add more oil to the pan as you go) or until crispy and golden.

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    Nutrition

    Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 955mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg
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    About the Author

    Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

    Comments

    1. Look forward to trying this in my cast iron. I have been making smashed red potatoes for years, but a little differently. I partially cook in microwave and use the bottom of a glass/mug etc. to smash when they are hot. Then I mist with olive oil and season – salt, pepper, garlic, onion, parsley – whatever you like, and then roast in the oven, turning over, until as crispy as you want. Some of my family like them really flat and crispy! Thanks for sharing – smashed are a favorite in our house!

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