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Crispy Baked Smashed Blue Potatoes

Simple and easy five ingredients smashed potatoes that are crispy on the outside, but soft and tender on the inside. Use blue/purple potatoes for an impressive side dish.
Crispy baked smashed blue potatoes.

Crispy baked smashed blue potatoes.

Crispy on the outside, soft and creamy on the inside, these crispy baked smashed blue potatoes are the perfect side dish for all your summer grilling and more. With pretty blue and purple colors, these beautiful baked potatoes are fit for even the most festive occasions.

Ingredients for crispy baked smashed blue potatoes: blue potatoes, unsalted butter, olive oil, salt, pepper, and scallions.

Ingredients for crispy baked smashed blue potatoes: blue potatoes, unsalted butter, olive oil, salt, pepper, and scallions.

Ingredients

This is one of the simplest way to prepare potatoes and all the ingredients are basic pantry item.

We will need: blue potatoes, unsalted butter, olive oil, salt, pepper, and scallions.

Can I use regular potatoes?

Yes, you can use other small size waxy potatoes that are suitable for roasting/baking such as fingerlings, new potatoes, red-skinned potatoes, or Yukon gold.

Can I use herbs other than scallions?

Yes, cilantro, chives, and fresh parsley are all good choice. You can even roast the potatoes together with fresh rosemary or thyme.

(1) Boil potatoes until soft. (2) Drain until dry and no more steam. (3) Arrange potatoes on a baking sheet and smashed with a fork. (4) Brush each potato with melted butter, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

(1) Boil potatoes until soft. (2) Drain until dry and no more steam. (3) Arrange potatoes on a baking sheet and smashed with a fork. (4) Brush each potato with melted butter, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

How to prepare crispy baked smashed blue potatoes?

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.

Drain potatoes over a strainer and set aside until there is no more steam from the potatoes. About 5 minutes.

Preheat oven to 180 Celsius (350 Fahrenheit).

Arrange potatoes on a baking sheet. Smash each potato with a fork, brush with melted butter, drizle with olive oil (~ 14 teaspoon per potato), and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Bake/roast for 40-45 minutes until the skin is crispy. Do not flip during baking.

Remove baked potatoes from oven, serve hot sprinkle with your choice of garnish.

Crispy baked smashed blue potatoes, just out from the oven.

Crispy baked smashed blue potatoes, just out from the oven.

Grilling option

Since summer is just around the corner, many of us will want to enjoy some grilling time. If you want to, you can grill these potatoes too.

Skip the preheating oven step (step 3), but you will want to still arrange potatoes on a baking sheet, smashing, brushing with oil (skip the butter), and sprinkle with salt and pepper (step 4).

Instead of step 5, you want to use a medium high heat on your grill and grill the potatoes with oiled side down, then brush with oil and cook until the potatoes are crisp and beginning to brown. This should take about 5 minutes per side.

Serve the potatoes with finely chopped scallions, cilantro, or fresh parsley.

Serve the potatoes with finely chopped scallions, cilantro, or fresh parsley.

Crispy Baked Smashed Blue Potatoes

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Author: Anita Jacobson

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Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins

Serves: 4

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Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  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.

Comments

  • Leslie Leslie says:

    I love how you put the grilling option on this recipe! That sounds so perfect!

  • Lisa | Garlic & Zest Lisa | Garlic & Zest says:

    I LOVE the color of these smashed potatoes. So vibrant and perky! Perfect with our grilled steak.

  • Amy Amy says:

    I love smashed potatoes and these blue ones look great!

  • Mahy Mahy says:

    Fantastic potatoes that should get on my kitchen table ASAP! :-) Love the looks, and I bet they are so flavorful!

  • Sandhya's Kitchen Sandhya's Kitchen says:

    I have never come across blue potatoes. These smashed potatoes looks just so good.

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