Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Good morning, readers! Things have been a bit hectic in the lives of Kosher Foodies, but not hectic enough in our kitchens! Since we last posted a few weeks ago, Jessica gave birth to a baby girl and I vacationed in California.crispy smashed potatoes {the kosher foodies} Unfortunately, we weren’t able to participate in this month’s Kosher Connection Linkup Chopped Challenge, but maybe next time! I wanted to share a recipe with you today anyway. Something quick and easy that can be prepared ahead—we’ve been cooking like this a lot lately.

This is not quite a baked potato, but not quite mashed potatoes. They can be eaten with a fork if you want to be civilized, but you can also pick them up and eat them with your hands.

Speaking of forks, I tried to use a fork to smash one of these, but it ended up breaking the potato (can you spot this experiment in the photos?). The bottom of a regular drinking glass worked better. I’d imagine a potato masher would work, too, but I don’t have one. You can use any herb you want, fresh or dried. I had thyme, so I went with that, but rosemary would be lovely, or some chopped parsley sprinkled on after baking would work, too.

crispy smashed potatoes {the kosher foodies}

crispy smashed potatoes {the kosher foodies}

Crispy Smashed Potatoes


  • Any round, thin-skinned potato
  • water
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • thyme, or herb of your choice


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Put the potatoes in a pot, cover with water, add some salt and bring to a boil. Cook the potatoes until they’re soft and you can easily poke through them with a fork.
  3. Drain and arrange on a greased sheet pan. Using the bottom of a glass, flatten each potato.
  4. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and herbs, drizzle with olive oil and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes, until the potatoes are crispy and brown on the edges.
  • mayihavethatrecipe

    Such a simple recipe and surely delicious. I will have to surprise my husband and kids with this one. They love potatoes

  • WebGirlKathleen

    WOW, these look so good! Can’t wait to try them!

    • i will make them for you! come over!

      • Alison @ Alibabka

        Are you friends with WebGirlKathleen…love Elvis Duran 🙂

  • I love this type of simple potato recipe. Perfect side dish for any meal!

  • Alison @ Alibabka

    Yum Yum Yum! This is one of my favorite ways to make potatoes!

  • melindakitchentested

    I love these potatoes!!! So simple but so much impact!

  • So fun, my kids will love to smash these. Looks so good.

  • The link up is next Monday, but I know things are busy so you are excused. I have made these and love them and forgot about them, so thanks for the reminder.

    • oh! whoops… maybe i can get my act together and do it!! 🙂

  • Shoshana Ohriner

    This look fun and tasty!

  • Sarah Klinkowitz

    I love love love potatoes! I want to make this ASAP!

  • I make these… aren’t they amazing!