Crispy baked Smashed Potatoes

'Smashed Potatoes' are crispy baked mashed potatoes that are tender on the inside and incredibly crispy on the outside. They are easy to prepare, healthy and a perfect side dish to any meal! ;-)
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Course: Basics, Lunch & Dinner
Servings: 4


  • 1 kg of potatoes (waxy)
  • salt & pepper
  • herbs of your choice
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil


  • First, wash the potatoes and cook in a pot of salted water for about 15-20 minutes until tender and you can easily slide in the potatoes with a sharp knife.
  • Then drain the cooking water and let the potatoes evaporate until they aren‘t wet anymore.
  • Preheat the oven and baking tray to 200°C cirulating heat.
  • Brush the baking tray with oil (or line it with parchment paper).
  • Place the potatoes next to each other on the tray and gently press them flat with a potato masher.
  • Brush them with oil, season with salt, pepper, herbs and bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until golden-brown and crispy.
  • Serve the potatoes with pesto and roasted pine nuts or simply pure, either as a side dish or as a main course.
  • Enjoy!
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