Crispy Smashed Potatoes

This is a super easy dish to make. It doesn’t take much time to prepare, and makes a good side when you are in a rush.


~ small potatoes (I prefer organic, as I like to leave the skins on)
~ butter or olive oil
~ salt
~ sour cream and chives

Start by soaking your potatoes to loosen any dirt. I then carefully wash the potatoes, making sure there is no sand or dirt left on them.

Cook your potatoes. You can do this by boiling them or even microwaving them until fork tender.

Place the potatoes on a non-stick cookie sheet. Take a utensil and press each potato until it crushes – I usually use a strong serving fork or a strong spatula. You want the potatoes to break open and flatten.

Brush or toss the potatoes with butter (or olive oil, if you prefer). Sprinkle with salt. You can add other seasonings if desired (such as rosemary).

Since the potatoes are already cooked, I simply put the oven on broil and allow the potatoes to brown up. We like them to get crispy, crunchy edges.

I usually serve these with sour cream and chives – so delicious! (And a great way to use up fresh chives from the garden)!

What do you think?

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  • Clarice
    January 13, 2020

    Woah! This looks really delicious and I just love easy and quick to do meals. Would love to try this tonight. Good thing I have all the ingredients available for these crispy smashed potatoes. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    • Nerlande
      January 14, 2020

      This looks so good I’ve never had this before

  • Neely Moldovan
    January 13, 2020

    One of my favorite ways to eat potatoes! These look so good! Def trying your recipe

  • Eileen M Loya
    January 14, 2020

    What a delicious side dish. I like the idea of getting them under the broiler to crisp up. I am going to make this tonight. My potato monsters would gobble this up in record time.

  • vidya
    January 14, 2020

    this looks yummy. and i know the family will devour anything like this..

  • Jennifer
    January 14, 2020

    These look amazing !!!! And pretty easy that I could do it

  • Jennifer Fouts
    January 14, 2020

    Looks like a great side dish idea! I like to make home fries using the conventional oven as it’s much better than the deep fryer…I could definitely see myself trying this out with a batch of the yellow/golden variety (I prefer these and the red skin to white.)

  • Dana Rodriguez
    January 15, 2020

    These looks so good. I am going to give this a try! Pinned this recipe.

  • Tiffanie A Westgor
    January 16, 2020

    THIS LOOKS DELICIOUS! This will be a hit at our house!

  • Sarah
    June 23, 2021

    I love potatoes and these look absolutely delicious

  • PaChristia Askew Carter
    June 24, 2021

    This looks so yummy! Anything that I can put together quickly while doing other things around the house is a win win. Will be trying this soon!