Crispy Smashed Dutch Potatoes

Crispy Smashed Dutch Potatoes are like irresistible french fries – crispy and perfectly seasoned – but healthier. Naturally gluten-free and vegan, these little potatoes can be dressed up for a fancier dinner at home but are equally at home next to your favorite comfort-food. 

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored in conjunction with #FallFlavors week. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #FallFlavors recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Crispy smashed dutch potatoes on a baking sheet, fresh from the oven.


To say I’m late to the Smashed Potato Party would be an understatement. These little guys have been all over the food blogosphere for a couple of years now and despite bookmarking recipe after recipe, I never got around to making them. But when Fall Flavors sponsor Melissa’s Produce sent their baby Dutch yellow potatoes, I knew I finally had to make it happen.

These potatoes take a little time but they’re pretty amazing. The concept is easy – boil until fork tender, smash, and roast with olive oil until crispy. Season as you’d like. A couple of steps but easy. 

And you know what, my husband and I gobbled them up. They’re like fancy french fries, but not totally laden with grease. He quickly proclaimed that I’d be making them again and again. And you know what? I’m not complaining.

Corner of a baking sheet with crispy smashed dutch potatoes straight from the oven, next to a bag of the uncooked potaotes

Recipe Notes:

  • Potatoes: Any small potato will do. I used baby Dutch yellow potatoes from our sponsor Melissa’s Produce – they are pretty small (most golf-ball sized). If you opt for a larger potato,  you’ll need to boil them longer to reach fork-tender.
  • Variations: There are tons of variations you can do with this recipe. Season with salt and pepper and then after baking, sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan just prior to serving. Add minced fresh thyme or rosemary. Got a flavored olive oil? Use it! Once you have the technique, you can have fun with it.
  • Serving Suggestions: These Crispy Smashed Dutch Potatoes are can be dressed up for a fancier dinner at home (perhaps a holiday ham, roast, or my personal favorite (which badly needs updated photos but is a longtime favorite), Beef Wellington) but are equally at home next to your favorite comfort-food (like a simple oven roasted chicken or meatloaf).

Crispy smashed dutch potatoes on a baking sheet, fresh from the oven.

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Crispy smashed dutch potatoes on a baking sheet, fresh from the oven.

Crispy Smashed Dutch Potatoes

Crispy Smashed Dutch Potatoes are like irresistible french fries - crispy and perfectly seasoned - but healthier. Naturally gluten-free and vegan, these little potatoes can be dressed up for a fancier dinner at home but are equally at home next to your favorite comfort-food. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Author Liz

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb. baby Dutch yellow potatoes cleaned with sprouted areas removed
  • 3 tsp. kosher salt divided
  • 4-5 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Set a rack in the upper 1/3 of oven and preheat oven to 425F.

  2. While oven is preheating, place potatoes whole in a pot. Add water so that potatoes are covered by 1-2 inches. Add 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt. Bring water to a boil. Continue to cook until potatoes are fork tender, about 10-15 minutes.

  3. When potatoes are cooked throughout, drain water from pot and allow potatoes to sit until cool enough to handle, about 5 minutes.

  4. Coat baking sheet (lined with foil if you'd like) with 1-2 Tbs. of the olive oil. Transfer potatoes to a baking sheet. Smash with a potato masher, so that potatoes are about 1/2-inch thick, smashed but still mostly together.

  5. Brush or drizzle remaining 3 Tbs. olive oil over potatoes. Sprinkle with garlic powder, remaining 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, and black pepper.

  6. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, until potatoes are crispy along edges.

  7. Serve immediately.

A Books n’ Cooks original recipe.

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Crispy smashed dutch potatoes on a baking sheet, fresh from the oven.

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