The Crispiest Smashed Potatoes

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  • 1.5 lb potatoes baby/nugget potatoes preferred
  • 4 tbsp neutral oil divided


  • Heat the oven to 450°F. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat and salt generously. Add the baby potatoes and cook for 20 minutes, until soft.
    boiled potatoes |
  • Drain in a colander and let dry completely, about 5 minutes. Drizzle the potatoes in oil and season with salt.
    boiled and salted potatoes |
  • Arrange the potatoes on a baking sheet, lightly brushed with oil and use a potato masher or the bottom of a heavy glass to press down on the potatoes until smashed to your desired potato preference, 1/2 – 1/4 inch thick. Thicker potatoes mean fluffier insides, thinner potatoes mean crispier potatoes.
    smashed potatoes |
  • Bake until golden and crispy, about 20-25 minutes.
    baked smashed potatoes |
  • Transfer to a platter and top with scallion oil, chili oil, and cilantro, if using, and enjoy!
    smashed potatoes |

Estimated Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Smashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 238Calories from Fat 124
% Daily Value*
Fat 13.8g21%
Saturated Fat 1.8g11%
Cholesterol 0.01mg0%
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 692mg20%
Carbohydrates 26.7g9%
Fiber 4.1g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 2.9g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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