Smashed Potato Snack


for potatoes:

3-4 Yukon gold potatoes

salt and pepper

2 TBS butter

2 TBS olive oil

toppings: Sour cream, green onions


  1. wash and trim eyes/blemishes from surface of potatoes. Cut into halves if potatoes are medium or quarters if they are large. Small potatoes can be left whole. Try to have the pieces/whole potatoes be about the same size.
  2. Put potatoes in a pot of water on the stove and bring to a boil. Cook until the potatoes are soft when pierced with a fork. They need to be soft enough to smash.
  3. When potatoes are softened. Drain and allow steam to come off of them till the surfaces feel more dry.
  4. Preheat oven to 400F.
  5. On a sheet pan, place parchment paper or silicone mat, or spray with cooking spray.
  6. Place the potatoes spread out on a the pan.
  7. Using the clean bottom of a cup or jar, smash the potatoes to flatten. If they fall apart a little it is ok. Just reshape a little with a fork.
  8. Melt 2 TBS butter and mix with the olive oil. Drizzle this over the smashed potatoes with a spoon. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top.
  9. Bake until the potatoes are browned on top and bottom. Allow to cool.
  10. To serve, chop green onions and serve with scoop of sour cream, or with a sauce of your choice. Enjoy!
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