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Smashed Potatoes with Crispy Crust

There are few things better than super crispy potatoes from the oven, right? In our family, potatoes from the oven are one of the favorite side dishes to various dishes. Now here I would like to share my recipe of Smashed Potatoes with you with garlic, a hint of chili and the best: with crispy crust.

crunchy smashed potatoes

Potatoes: Versatile and Healthy

Potatoes are something we love to eat at home in a variety of forms because they are an incredibly versatile and healthy food. They are great as a side dish, in soups, purees, or for making French fries. Although potatoes are mostly carbohydrates, they contain many vitamins and minerals (for example, vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium) compared to other carbohydrate sources.

The great thing about potatoes is that they can be prepared in so many different ways: They can be boiled, fried, baked or even deep-fried. Another plus is that potatoes are easy to digest. Therefore, they are also great for babies.

You Must Try them: My Smashed Potatoes with Crispy Crust

There are many recipes to smashed potatoes in this recipe I want to introduce you my favorite. The special thing about smashed potatoes is that they are nice and crispy on the outside, but still nice and soft on the inside. This combination is so delicious!

My favorite spices to add to smashed potatoes are: smoked paprika, garlic and rosemary. In my Crispy Crap Smashed Potato recipe, garlic plays the starring role. Along with stale bread and chili flakes.

oil smashed potatoes

Stop! Stale bread? Yes! Because the crispy cap is made from crumbled stale bread. The Smashed Potatoes are topped with the bread crumbs halfway through the baking time. Then a garlic chili oil goes on top. The bread absorbs the oil and this creates the incredibly crispy crust.

My Smashed Potatoes with Crispy Cap goes great with my cauliflower steak and also salad. Try this combination definitely! Feel free to tell me in the comments how you liked my recipes.

crunchy smashed potatoes

Smashed Potatoes with Crumble



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  • 1kg Potatoes

  • Olive Oil

  • 2 Slices of Stale Bread

  • 1 Clove of Garlic

  • 1 tsp Chili Flakes

  • Salt


  • Boil the potatoes with skin in salted water until they are soft.
  • Place the softly cooked potatoes on a baking paper coated with oil.
  • Now mash the potatoes a bit, but do not squeeze them apart.
  • Drip some olive oil on the potatoes and bake them for about 15 minutes at 200ºC.
  • Crumble the old bread.
  • Mix olive oil with chili flakes, salt and pressed garlic.
  • Sprinkle the crumbs on the potatoes in the oven and then drizzle them with the oil. Bake the potatoes again for 10 minutes.

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