Smashed potatoes recipe - drool-worthy food and drink

 


Introduction:
Smashed potatoes are a drool-worthy food and drink delightful side dish that combines the creamy interior of a baked potato with a crispy, golden exterior. This recipe for Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Herbs takes this classic dish to the next level by adding a flavorful blend of herbs and spices. Whether you're serving them as a side dish or a snack, these smashed potatoes are sure to impress. Let's get started!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound (450g) baby potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it with olive oil.
  2. Place the baby potatoes in a large pot and cover them with water. Add a generous pinch of salt to the water.
  3. Bring the water to a boil over high heat and cook the potatoes until they are fork-tender, about 15-20 minutes. Be careful not to overcook them.
  4. Drain the potatoes and let them cool for a few minutes until they are safe to handle.
  5. On the prepared baking sheet, drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil and spread it evenly.
  6. Place the cooked potatoes on the baking sheet, leaving some space between each potato.
  7. Using a potato masher, the bottom of a glass, or the palm of your hand, gently press down on each potato to flatten it. You want the potatoes to be about 1/2-inch thick.
  8. In a small bowl, mix together the minced garlic, dried rosemary, dried thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  9. Brush each smashed potato with the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil, then sprinkle the herb and spice mixture over the potatoes, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the potatoes are crispy and golden brown.
  11. Remove from the oven and let them cool for a minute or two. Sprinkle fresh chopped parsley on top for added freshness and color.
  12. Serve the Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Herbs as a side dish or a snack. They are delicious on their own or with your favorite dipping sauce.

Enjoy your Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Herbs!

Tips:

  • You can use any small potatoes for this recipe, such as baby red potatoes or fingerling potatoes.
  • Experiment with different herb and spice combinations to suit your taste. Fresh herbs can also be used instead of dried ones.
  • For extra crispiness, you can broil the potatoes for the last couple of minutes, but keep a close eye on them to prevent burning.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat them in the oven or a toaster oven to maintain their crispiness.

Note: Feel free to customize this recipe by adding cheese, bacon bits, or any other toppings you desire.

Enjoy your deliciously crispy smashed potatoes!


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