Potato lovers, brace yourselves for a flavor sensation – this Crispy Garlic Herb Smashed Potatoes recipe is the real deal. Crispy exteriors, tender interiors, and an explosion of garlic and herb goodness make these spuds a mouthwatering appetizer or a perfect weeknight side dish for the whole family. These baby potatoes are bathed in a delightful butter-herb concoction, roasted to crispy perfection, and elevated to flavor heaven when drizzled with a creamy dressing. Vegan + Gluten-free.
In our household, we've got a soft spot for all things potato-related – Mashed Potato, Crinkle Cut French Fries, Potato Milk, and one of my personal faves --Our starchy friend swimming in a cozy bowl of Cheddar Garlic Herb Potato Soup to name a few... You name it, we're fans!
But then, I realized I was missing something crucial on Orchids + Sweet Tea – A delicious fool-proof smashed potato recipe. So, I decided it was high time to rectify that. And the best part? This recipe is incredibly easy, I promise! With just a few simple ingredients and a few minutes of prep, these smashed potatoes are a delightful treat that anyone, including potato recipe enthusiasts like us, can whip up without a hitch!
This smashed potato recipe is by far one of my go-to's in our house and I love having them as a side dish or as a main dish by adding veggies to roast them with all year round. Perfect side dish or appetizer for barbeques, holiday feasts, or just as an afternoon snack!
Simply start by scrubbing and rinsing those adorable baby potatoes. Then, generously brush them with melted butter + flavorful herbs. Pop them in the oven to bake until they're perfectly tender, then give each one a gentle smash. (I use the underside of a glass) Back into the oven, they go to crisp up, and voilà!
Aside from getting your smashed potatoes nice and crispy in the oven, you'll want to be sure to season the potatoes very well. Here's what you need for this Garlic Herb Smashed Potatoes Recipe:
Dipping these Garlic Herb Smashed Potatoes is a must and while there are many options out there, I highly recommend serving this potato recipe with any of the following:
I know that many people usually boil their potatoes to cook them and then smash them before roasting them so that they are crisp. However, I love roasting my potatoes from start to finish because I love having the butter/oil along with the herbs infuse into the potatoes as it bakes through.
Plus, I find that the potatoes are less moist when roasted as opposed to boiling them where they might retain water. Either way----you can do whichever method works for you or feels more convenient.
Absolutely! When it comes to food, I can be pretty over the top on most occasions, so adding extra flavor is ALWAYS WELCOMED! With this smashed potatoes recipe, for more deliciousness, you can candied bacon on top, or season with different spices like Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning or Cajun Seasoning and for an extra crunch panko breadcrumbs make a delicious topping!
These homemade Crispy Garlic Herb Smashed Potatoes are so incredibly tasty that they can stand tall as a delicious snack all by themselves. They're a crunchy and satisfying treat that will have you reaching for more.
But if you want a little more, consider pairing them with these delightful options:
Elevate your holiday table, a delightful vegan + gluten-free side dish that perfectly complements your festive feast.
Match the crave-worthy crunch of the smashed potatoes with a juicy, flavorful burger or sandwich. It's a match made in culinary heaven! Try alongside this Jerk Turkey Burger, Southern-Style Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich or this vegan-friendly Vegan 'Tuna' Melt Sandwich
Top the potatoes with a generous helping of hearty chili, gooey melted cheese, and a dollop of sour cream. It's a flavor explosion that combines the indulgence of comfort food with the irresistible crunch of crispy potatoes. Use this Loaded Potatoes with Spicy Beans or this Meatless Buffalo Ranch Kettle Chip Nachos for nacho fries inspiration!
Place any leftovers in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
While I made these smashed potatoes originally in the oven, this recipe will also work in your air fryer.
I have found that cooking with an air fryer is fast and fairly easy. Air fryers tend to get hotter and have better air circulation than your oven, so the homemade potatoes might need a slightly shorter cook time.
Absolutely! You can get creative with your seasoning choices. Just be mindful of the quantities to ensure the seasoning complements the potatoes without overpowering them.
This issue is rather common if you use very starchy potatoes, Yukon gold, baby red potatoes, sweet potatoes (sliced in rounds) is the best to avoid this!
Yes! If you'd like to use oil instead of butter, you can also use extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, or grapeseed oil.
If you are a fan of these Garlic Herb Smashed Potatoes, you will also love these sides!
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