Potatoes, the quintessential comfort food, are turned into crispy smashed potatoes in this recipe. I usually use either Yukon Gold or red potatoes but have tried both purple and white potatoes and they also turned out well. So use whatever you have on hand.
This recipe is hands-off for the most part. First, wash and then boil potatoes. No peeling required!
Coat a baking pan with olive oil and then add the boiled potatoes and smash them with a fork or the bottom of a cup or heavy-duty glass.
Sprinkle a few seasonings, drizzle a little more oil olive and some melted butter.
Bake and then serve. This side dish (or main meal if that’s what you want it to be) is crispy and crunchy and perfect for dipping in ketchup or in a dill sour cream dip as listed below in the recipe. Enjoy!