Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

The best part about this recipes is how ridiculously easy it is to make. And, it looks good too! Your friends will think you are a gourmet chef! Smashing the potatoes and giving them additional cooking time, creates a nice crisp exterior while the inside stays creamy. They remind me twice cooked potatoes or potato skin, but without all the loaded on fat.

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: side dish
Servings: 2


  • 10 yellow potatoes
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt
  • pepper


  • Wash and dry the potatoes.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°
  • Rub each potato with some of the oil. Make sure to coat all sides. Sprinkle generously with sea salt. Add a little pepper.
  • Bake about 30 minutes or until the potatoes easily pierce with a knife.
  • Remove from oven and smash with a mallet. If you don't have a mallet, you can also you the bottom of a glass- just do it gently so the glass doesn't break.
  • Brush a little more oil over the tops of the potatoes and return to the oven to crisp (about 10 or 15 minutes).
  • Remove from the oven and serve. Sprinkle with additional salt to taste or add some chopped parsley for color. Delish!

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