Easy Recipes for Potatoes – Crunchy Smashed Potatoes
The whole idea with these little potatoes is to boil them first, smash them and then roast them until they are super crunchy. These really fun to eat and kids love them. They are also a great alternative to deep fried potatoes. They deliver the same amount of crunch at a much lower fat level.
16 baby potatoes – any kind will do
Kosher salt/ Black pepper
Scrub the potatoes well to rid them completely of dirt. Place them in a pot and cover with water. Salt it and bring the pot to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes until they are cooked through and you can easily pierce them with a fork.
Remove the potatoes from the pot and let them cool down completely.
Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
Place the cooked potatoes on a lightly oiled baking sheet – about 2 inches apart. Use a small glass to smash the potatoes. Don’t worry if they break a little.
Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil. Add salt and pepper and place them in the oven. Roast them until they are crunchy – about 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and serve as a side for just about everything. Enjoy!