smashed potatoes




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Who doesn’t like beautifully cooked, crispy potatoes?



For the smashed potatoes

  • 750g small potatoes — unpeeled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter — melted
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • Crispy bacon bits, grated parmesan and fresh herbs, to garnish (optional)


For the smashed potatoes

  • Boil the potatoes in salted water until they are fork tender, then drain well.
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C fan bake). Line a baking tray with baking paper and brush with olive oil.
  • Place the potatoes on the prepared tray.
  • Using the base of a glass, smash the potatoes until they are about 2cm thick.
  • Brush or drizzle them evenly with the melted butter.
  • Sprinkle with the garlic salt and smoked paprika as well as generous amounts of salt and pepper.
  • Bake for 20–30 minutes or until the potatoes are crispy and golden around the edges.
  • To serve, sprinkle with bacon, parmesan and herbs, if desired.