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The Easiest Smashed Potatoes
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
50 mins

These Smashed Potatoes are so simple to make, and only require two ingredients. Once you try them, you won't want to eat potatoes any other way!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Olive Oil, Potatoes
Servings: 2 -3 servings
Author: Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
  • 1/2 lb. peewee potatoes, washed
  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Course sea salt and ground black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drizzle 1 Tablespoon of olive oil on the baking sheet and brush to coat all of the parchment paper.
  3. Place the potatoes in a medium pot and fill the pot with water, just enough to cover the potatoes. Bring the water to a boil and cook the potatoes for about 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork. Drain the potatoes and spread on the lined baking sheet.
  4. Use a fork to press down gently on each potato. The flatter you make the potato, the crispier it will be. Press down carefully because the potatoes will be very delicate and break easily.
  5. Brush the tops of each smashed potato with a small amount of olive oil. Then sprinkle each with course sea salt and ground black pepper.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the potatoes are crispy.