Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Crispy Smashed Potatoes… Introducing your new favorite potato dish: Korean Crispy Mashed Potatoes! Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and probably only half of it makes it to the table…

Crispy Smashed Potatoes
Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Best ever potato recipe!

If you haven’t tried the delicious taste of crispy mashed potatoes, you definitely have to! I first tried them three years ago when an Australian food blogger named Claire introduced me to them. These potatoes will change the way you think about cooking potatoes.

Although they look completely different, they taste similar to Korean fries. I proudly declare them “naive.” The inside is soft and the top and bottom are very crispy. These bumps are incredible! You don’t have to try to straighten it. The more structured the surface, the better it is to chew.

How to Make the Best Smashed Potatoes

Choose small potatoes from large potatoes. This method works with any size potato, including roast potatoes. However, for crispy baked potatoes, choose potatoes the size of one or two golf balls.

Small red and yellow potatoes are usually available. Both are delicious, but red sweet potatoes have more flavor in the skin and personally I like them better.

For this recipe we recommend using a large baking tray. Ideally, everyone should have a half-sheet pan, as recipe testers often use half-sheet pans for baking. You will need a large baking surface that will fit all the potatoes, leaving some space around each potato. If necessary, use two pots instead of one.

Grease a baking sheet with olive oil. I usually choose parchment paper because it has a nonstick surface and is easy to clean, but using an oiled sheet when baking potatoes gives them a crispier texture. In my opinion, the extra cleaning effort is worth it.

I add a small amount of my own garlic and onion powder to enhance the flavor of the potatoes. As a result, the taste of potatoes reaches a higher level. This combination is particularly suitable for baking potatoes, as garlic burns easily in the oven and can have an unpleasant taste.

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

 

To make crispy smashed potatoes, start by boiling small potatoes until tender. Drain and let them cool slightly. Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C) and place the boiled potatoes on a baking sheet. Use a fork or potato masher to gently smash each potato. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and any desired herbs or seasonings. Roast in the oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the potatoes are crispy and golden brown. Enjoy your crispy smashed potatoes as a delicious side dish!

 

Smashed Potato Topping Suggestions

 

There are many delicious topping options for smashed potatoes. Here are some suggestions:

Sour Cream and Chives: Top your smashed potatoes with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of fresh chives for a classic and flavorful combination.

Bacon and Cheese: Crumble crispy bacon over the smashed potatoes and sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese. Pop them back in the oven for a couple of minutes to melt the cheese.

Pesto and Parmesan: Spread a spoonful of pesto over the smashed potatoes and finish with a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese for a burst of flavor.

Garlic Butter and Herbs: Mix melted garlic butter with your favorite herbs like parsley, thyme, or rosemary, and drizzle over the smashed potatoes for a fragrant and tasty topping.

Chili and Cheese: Top your smashed potatoes with your favorite chili con carne and a generous amount of melted cheese for a hearty and satisfying meal.

Feel free to get creative and experiment with different toppings to suit your taste preferences!

Smashed Potato Topping Suggestions

 

Here are some topping suggestions for smashed potatoes:

Sour cream and chives.
Bacon bits and shredded cheese.
Cheddar cheese and green onions.
Garlic butter and Parmesan cheese.
Herb-infused olive oil and sea salt.
BBQ pulled pork or chicken.
Guacamole and diced tomatoes.
Caramelized onions and mushrooms.
Buffalo sauce and blue cheese dressing.
Crispy fried onions and gravy.
Feel free to mix and match these suggestions to create your perfect smashed potato topping! Enjoy experimenting!

Ultra Crispy Smashed Potatoes
Ultra Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Smashed Potatoes Recipe Ingredients

 

To make smashed potatoes, you will need the following ingredients:

Small potatoes (such as baby potatoes or new potatoes)
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Herbs and spices of your choice (optional, such as rosemary, thyme, garlic powder, paprika, etc.)
These basic ingredients are all you need to create delicious crispy smashed potatoes. Feel free to customize the seasoning to your taste preferences. Enjoy making and indulging in this simple yet tasty dish!

Smashed Potatoes Serving Suggestions

 

For the best taste, serve the mashed potatoes straight from the oven while they are still crispy. Add your favorite ingredients before tasting. Some of my top tips:

Freshly grated parmesan cheese or vegetable parmesan.
Red pepper flakes
Finely chopped fresh parsley, dill or green onion
Fine sea salt (crunchy!)
A tasty sauce is very important. You can’t go wrong with chipotle sauce, dairy-free sour cream, rich dill sauce, romesco sauce, buttery puree or classic ranch dressing!

How do you make Jamie Oliver smashed potatoes?

 

To make Jamie Oliver’s smashed potatoes, follow these steps:

Ingredients:

Baby potatoes
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Fresh herbs (such as rosemary or thyme)
Garlic cloves
Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
In a pot of salted water, boil the baby potatoes until they are tender but still firm, about 15-20 minutes.
Drain the potatoes and let them cool slightly.
Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and gently smash them with a fork or potato masher to flatten them slightly.
Drizzle olive oil over the smashed potatoes and season with salt, pepper, and fresh herbs.
Crush some garlic cloves and scatter them around the potatoes for extra flavor.
Roast the smashed potatoes in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until they are crispy and golden brown.
Serve the smashed potatoes hot as a delicious side dish.

crispy garlic smashed baby potatoes

 

Crispy Garlic Mashed Potatoes combines the crunchy texture of crispy potatoes with the flavor of garlic for a flavorful and fun side dish. To make this dish, boil baby potatoes until tender and then gently mash them. Add olive oil, minced garlic, salt, pepper and your favorite herbs and spices. Roast in the oven until golden brown and crispy. These potatoes are perfect with your favorite main course or as a delicious snack. enjoy!

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