Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

Taken from Chef Jill Dupleix's recipe online.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 230degC (459degF).
  2. Don't peel the potatoes, boil or cook in microwave until they are cooked, without being too soft.
  3. Drain, and arrange on a paper lined baking tray, use a potato masher to squash each potato flat, until it is twice its original diameter.
  4. Brush the tops with olive oil and scatter with sea salt, pepper and herbs.
  5. Bake on the top shelf of the oven for 20 to 25 minutes until crisp and golden.


Most Helpful

These are very good potatoes, and easy to make. After boiling, I tossed them in a bowl with the olive oil and the seasonings. Then I put them on the cookie sheet and smashed them with a glass. I drizzled the potatoes with any remaining oil and seasonings from the bowl. Very tasty! I look forward to making these again and again!

Recipe Reader February 17, 2011

Really, really good. I boiled my baby reds in chicken stock, saving the stock for part 3. Part 2 I used a glass to mash, brushed with olive oil & sprinkled on sea salt, pepper and smoked paprika. I finished them off in a hot cast iron skillet with olive oil and a pat of butter. I removed the crispy potatoes, added some of the leftover stock and reduced a bit-that I drizzled over the potatoes.
I won't worry about working this into my dinner rotation as my DH is doing that for me-LOL! Thanks for posting! Di ;-)

Dib's May 22, 2011

What a gem of a recipe!!! WOW! I used the baby reds and appreciated the hint from Chicagoland Chef to boil them ahead of time. I forgot to brush the olive oil on them BEFORE I smashed them -- a step I will definitely do next time. I found the smooth bottom of a glass worked much better than the potato masher. I lined my pan with the non-stick foil, brushed with the olive oil, sprinkled with the sea salt and pepper -- and some fresh thyme. I used 440 as my oven temp, placed the baking sheet on the highest rack in the oven and baked for 25-30 minutes. They were heaven! We did 16 potatoes and between the two of us ate 12 of them (I could finished them off in a heartbeat -- but decided to save them for MY breakfast this morning! This is a blue ribbon recipe!!!

Bobbie July 12, 2010

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