Crispy Smashed Potatoes

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Prep Time

2 mins

Cook Time

6 mins

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The best potatoes are crispy potatoes. We pre-cook whole marble potatoes in the microwave to get them soft and creamy, and then smash them to get those nooks and crannies crunchy in the oven. Eat them as-is or load them up with your favorite toppings!

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

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Dish

The Medium Deep Dish

Ingredients

  • ½ lb (225g) marble potatoes, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Sour cream for garnish
  • Chives or parsley for garnish

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. Add potatoes, oil, salt, and pepper into the Anyday dish and stir to coat. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  3. Cook in the microwave for 6 minutes stirring halfway through, until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork.
  4. Evenly distribute potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Using a fork, back of a spoon or the bottom of a measuring cup, gently smash each potato to about ½” height. (Thinner potatoes will be crispier!)
  5. Crisp in the oven at 450°F for about 20 minutes or until you see the potatoes’ edges become golden-brown and crispy. Season to taste.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Toss crispy smashed potatoes with sautéed garlic and fresh herbs.
  • Mix with steamed broccoli for a delicious side dish.
  • Season with chili crisp for extra flavor and spice.

Recipe notes

  • Cook the potatoes up to 5 days ahead, then smash and crisp up when needed.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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