Crispy Smashed Potatoes

June 10, 2022

Smashed potatoes with rosemary garlicky taste are crispy on the outside and irresistibly soft fluffy on the inside.


Crispy Smashed Potatoes Recipe
 

Apart from french fries, roast potatoes and mashed potatoes, potato cakes was something new to me.
I watched Iain 'Huey' Hewitson cooking show, back in 2009. It was known as potato cakes.

I even blogged about these beautiful potato cakes in one of my blog posts.

Since then, this potato cakes has become my family favourite, every time we have a bbq get together.

Fast forward a decade, these potatoes were back on the food blogging scene, now being introduced as smashed potatoes!



What is smashed potatoes?

Smashed potato is basically par-boiled potatoes smash or flatten using potato masher or similar, then roast till golden crisp.

I prefer to have my smashed potatoes seasoned with just olive oil and salt.
My daughter prefers them with rosemary, salt and garlic.

I find that garlic has burnt after taste (especially if fresh garlic is used)

rosemary garlic  Smashed Potatoes


How to make smashed potatoes?

1. Prepare rosemary, garlic and olive oil seasoning


Rosemary sprigs
Rosemary sprigs

Garlic powder
Garlic powder or use fresh garlic.

Add olive oil.
Add olive oil.

2. Cook potatoes or par boil potatoes


Royal blue potatoes
Royal blue potatoes

Fill up water to cover potatoes.
Fill up water to cover potatoes.

Pierce potatoes
Pierce potatoes (optional)

Add salt
Add salt 

Boil potatoes for 10 minutes.
Boil potatoes for 10 minutes.

rest potatoes

3. Pre-heat pan and coat with olive oil


Place pan in the oven when pre-heating.
Place pan in the oven when pre-heating.

Brush with olive oil.
Brush with olive oil.

4. Flatten or smash the cooked potatoes


Place potato on the pan.
Place potato on the pan.

Note: you can use baking tray if you are baking large quantity!

Press down the potatoes.
Press down the potatoes.
This should be easy as potatoes are soft.


Drizzle with more olive oil
seasoned with rosemary garlic oil (we prepared earlier)
Drizzle with more olive oil and seasoned with rosemary garlic oil (we prepared earlier)

5. Roast or bake potatoes


smashed potatoes fresh out of the oven.
Fresh out of the oven.

What type of potatoes to use in making these smashed potatoes?


My favourite potato to use to make smashed potatoes is Royal Blue.

Royal blue potatoes are creamy and fluffy with crisp skin with every roast.

I tried using 'Nadine' or white potato but they were not as good as Royal blue.


Can I make these smashed potatoes on stove top?


Yes, you can definitely makes these on stove top.

Definitely worth trying on bbq.

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Smashed potatoes with rosemary garlicky taste are crispy on the outside and irresistibly soft fluffy on the inside.

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