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Smashed Potatoes Recipe

How to make incredible smashed potatoes at home.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: potatoes
Servings: 4 people



  • Preheat oven to 450° F.
  • Scrub the potatoes until the skins are clean and free from eyes.
  • Boil the potatoes whole, in a pot of heavily salted water until you can easily insert a fork into the potato but before it breaks apart. 
  • Drain and cool for 10 minutes.
  • Place the whole, boiled potatoes on an ungreased baking sheet.  Using a flat tool like a meat pounder or the bottom of a heavy sauce pan, add steady pressure to each potato until it is  flattened to about ¼ inch thick.  It will look like a tray of round, brown, flat cakes. 
  • Drizzle olive oil generously on the potatoes.  Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Roast in a 450°F oven for 35-40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and serve immediately.