How to make crispy smashed potatoes


How to make crispy smashed potatoes, watch and learn this easy technique for ultra crunchy potatoes with creamy interiors. Get the recipe and save it today.

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How to make crispy smashed potatoes

Take a simple boiled spud and turn it into something wonderful with this easy technique for crispy smashed potatoes. With no peeling involved, this idea is the perfect option for dinner party entertaining when you need to cut down on your prep time. You can also boil the potatoes the day before and have them in the fridge ready to bake.
Crispy outside and soft and fluffy inside – there’s no doubt that these smashed spuds are an ideal side for any occasion. Watch our how-to video below to see just how easy these potatoes are!



Crispy Smashed Potatoes Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Serves: 4


1kg baby chat potatoes, boiled
2 tbsp olive oil
2 sprigs rosemary
Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan forced). Allow boiled potatoes to cool just enough to be handled
  2. Lay potatoes out on a large baking paper covered tray. Using the flat side of a large chef's knife, smash potatoes
  3. Drizzle smashed potatoes with olive oil. Strip the rosemary and sprinkle over potatoes. Season with salt. Transfer to the oven for 30-35 minutes or until golden and crunchy. Season with extra salt and pepper. Serve immediately

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Should you make smashed potatoes in the oven or the deep fryer?

We chose to do this recipe in the oven, because it still achieves a yummy crispy skin but is a little lighter and much easier to make.
However, you can certainly adapt this idea for a deep fryer. All you have to do is transfer the potatoes to a heated fryer instead of popping them in the oven. They will only need a 3-4 minutes and will come out crispy and golden.

What can I put on smashed potatoes?

We used a simple seasoning of rosemary and sea salt to create a classic flavour. Use your favourite seasonings and spices, or choose flavours that match the seasonings in your main dish. Here are a few ideas to get you inspired:

1. Cheese + bacon
2. Garlic oil + parmesan
3. Sour cream + chives
4. Smoked paprika + cumin
5. Lemon oil + thyme

Which potato is best for smashed potatoes?

Baby potatoes (also called chat potatoes) work perfectly for this recipe idea. By using a smaller variety of potato, you create a good ratio between the crispy skin outer and the fluffy inside which makes for a great finished result.
As there is no peeling involved in this recipe, it’s also important to use a washed potato variety. See our full guide to choosing the right potato for your recipe.

Recipe ideas to serve with crispy potatoes

Check out some recipe ideas below that would go perfectly with these crispy potatoes, plus more ways to cook potatoes.


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