Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Background and History

Crispy Smashed Potatoes are a versatile and delectable side dish that combines the best of mashed and roasted potatoes. Originating from the desire to achieve the perfect balance of a fluffy interior and a crispy exterior, this dish has become a favorite for its simplicity and delightful texture.

Ingredients

Baby potatoes (quantity as desired)

Olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Optional: garlic powder, rosemary, grated Parmesan

Instructions

Preheat Oven

Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).

Boil Potatoes

Place the baby potatoes in a pot, cover with water, and add a pinch of salt. Boil until the potatoes are fork-tender (about 15-20 minutes).

Smash Potatoes

Drain the potatoes and let them cool slightly. Place them on a baking sheet and, using the bottom of a glass or a fork, gently smash each potato.

Drizzle with Oil

Drizzle olive oil over the smashed potatoes, ensuring they are well-coated. Season with salt and pepper. Add optional seasonings like garlic powder, rosemary, or grated Parmesan for extra flavor.

Roast in the Oven

Roast the smashed potatoes in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until they are golden and crispy.

Serve

Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving. Optionally, garnish with additional salt and herbs.

Nutrition Facts

(Per Serving – based on 4 servings)

Calories: ~150

Protein: 2g

Fat: 7g

Carbohydrates: 20g

Fiber: 2g

Notes

Experiment with different potato varieties for varied textures.

Customize the seasonings to suit your taste preferences.

Serve with dipping sauces like aioli or sour cream.

Allergy Warning

Check for potential allergens in optional ingredients like Parmesan.

Adjust the recipe to accommodate dietary restrictions or allergies.

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