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Smashed Potatoes

  • Servings: 5
Smashed Potatoes

Source: Martha Stewart's Cooking School


  • 2 pounds small multicolored potatoes
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 to 8 sprigs fresh thyme, picked
  • Sour cream, for serving (optional)
  • Chopped fresh chives, for serving (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees.

  2. Bring potatoes to a boil in a large pot of water generously seasoned with salt. Cook until fork tender, about 8 minutes. Drain and let cool slightly, about 10 minutes.

  3. Drizzle two rimmed baking sheets with 1 to 2 tablespoons oil each. Arrange potatoes on baking sheet and lightly crush each potato with the heel of your hand until potatoes are about ½ inch thick. Brush potatoes with remaining oil. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with thyme. Roast, turning halfway through baking time, until golden and crisp, about 25 minutes.

  4. Serve with sour cream and chives, if desired.

Reviews (2)

  • linpika 19 Oct, 2014

    This recipe is a keeper. The potatoes were crisp. I was roasting a chicken at 450°, so I put the potatoes in the bottom rack. After 15 minutes, I turned the potatoes over and baked it for another 15 minutes. Came out just as well. Will make this again.

  • Amy212 6 Aug, 2014

    these were very good - crispy on the outside and soft in the center. Very easy - will make again.

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