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crsipy smashed potatoes on a baking tray

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

These garlic crispy smashed potatoes are simple and are perfect for using up leftover potatoes.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, British
Servings 4
Calories 162 kcal


  • 400 g new potatoes 8 50g potatoes
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp flaked sea salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and bruised


  • Put the garlic and butter in a saucepan over a medium heat for 2 minutes until the butter has melted. Turn off the heat and add the olive oil. Remove the garlic.
  • Cover the potatoes with water in a saucepan and bring to the boil. They will take 10-15 minutes to become tender. Check with a fork.
  • Grease a baking sheet or line with reusable silicon and arrange the potatoes with a 2 inch gap in between.
  • Use a potato masher, or two forks, and gently press down on the potato to flatten.
  • Drizzle over the butter and oil mix and season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Roast at 200C/400F/Gas6 for 20-30 minutes until crisp and golden.


Calories: 162kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 348mgPotassium: 421mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 177IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
Keyword garlic, potatoes, smashed
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