Smashed potatoes are like mashed potatoes, but the potatoes are not peeled and they are mashed very lightly. These potatoes are incredibly tender on the inside yet amazingly crisp on the outside. Smashed Potatoes are kind of a lazy way to make mashed potatoes! Lazy way or not – they are very easy to make and very delicious! Smashing them is also an excellent way to get butter and herbs into all of the nooks and crannies of the potato, while still retaining the potato’s texture.
This recipe and dinner menu were generously shared with my by Linda Sandberg of Newberg, OR. Linda belongs to a Gourmet Dinner Group that delights in making wonderful foods that they share together. Check out A Night of Comfort (Updated Comfort Food Dinner) which includes this recipe.
Smashed Potatoes Recipe:
Source: Smashed Potatoes recipe and photo by Erika Bruce of Cook’s Illustrated magazine, November/December 2004.