Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

Use your favourite herbs and spices to top these tasty, crunchy potatoes. Our family love a pinch of cayenne pepper, cumin and caraway seeds. I also like to dab the potatoes with a bit of butter before cooking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 250°C.
  2. Don't peel the potatoes but bring them to the boil in a pot of salted water.
  3. Boil until tender.
  4. Drain and transfer to a lightly greased baking tray.
  5. Use a potato masher to squash each potato flat, until it is twice its orginal diameter.
  6. Brush the tops of the potatoes with oil and scatter with your choice of seeds and fresh herbs, salt and pepper.
  7. Bake the potatoes for 20-25 minutes until crisp and golden.
Most Helpful

Yummy! I used garlic powder, dill, salt & pepper. These were so easy, I will definitely make them again and again! Thanks for a great way to make potatoes

Island Girl 525 April 24, 2010

Loved this method.....used kosher salt and cracked black pepper....then decided to add a bit of garlic powder and a little season all. We will definitely be making these again!

Michelle Figueroa June 20, 2011

Yummo, crispy, crunchy & just awesome..I topped mine with a little ground salt & pepper & some chives from the garden..

**Mandy** April 02, 2013