Crispy Smashed Red Potatoes

November 23, 2020 By: Comments
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10 minutes
50 minutes
When planning your Christmas dinner menu, a tasty potato dish probably crosses your mind. After all, it’s tradition, right? With this Crispy Smashed Red Potatoes recipe, you enjoy the beloved root vegetable in a different way that’s also a little lighter than mashed potatoes or a potato casserole. However, if oven space is a concern, you can achieve a similar result on the stove. Once your potatoes are boiled and smashed, add some butter or olive oil to a skillet and cook on medium heat until they’re crispy on both sides. Then, continue with the remaining steps.


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  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Fill a large pot with cold water and season with 1/4 cup of kosher salt. Add the potatoes and place over medium-high heat. Bring water to a boil and lower heat to maintain a simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
  2. Drain the potatoes and spread onto 2 rimmed baking sheets. Use the bottom of a drinking glass to smash each potato into a disc about 1/2-inch-thick. Drizzle the olive oil evenly over the potatoes and transfer to the preheated oven. Cook for 35 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until crispy and golden-brown.
  3. While the potatoes cook, melt the butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic, black pepper, and remaining 1/2 Tsp. of kosher salt. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the garlic becomes fragrant. Remove the potatoes from heat and stir in the parsley.
  4. Serve the potatoes hot, drizzled with garlic-parsley butter.

Recipe Tip: Feel free to substitute a different herb for parsley. Thyme, rosemary, or chives would all be great options.