Crispy Baked Smashed Blue Potatoes

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Author: Anita Jacobson





Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins

Serves: 4


  • 1 1/2 lb (~ 700 gram) blue potatoes, small size
  • 3 tablespoon (~ 50 gram) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • scallions/cilantro/chives/fresh parsley, finely chopped (garnish)


  1. Place potatoes in a pot and top with 2 inches of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer until continue cooking until potatoes are soft. About 20-25 minutes depending on size.
  2. Drain potatoes over a strainer and set aside until there is no more steam from the potatoes. About 5 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 180 Celsius (350 Fahrenheit).
  4. Arrange potatoes on a baking sheet. Smash each potato with a fork, brush with melted butter, drizle with olive oil (~ 1/4 teaspoon per potato), and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Bake/roast for 40-45 minutes until the skin is crispy. Do not flip during baking.
  6. Remove baked potatoes from oven, serve hot sprinkle with your choice of garnish.

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