Greek-Inspired Smashed Potatoes

30 minutes
1 hour
1 hour 30 minutes
6 to 8
Crispy golden potatoes with a Greek-inspired seasoning are going to be your new favorite way to enjoy potatoes! Smashed potatoes were a viral trend on TikTok for a reason and after one bite of these, you will understand exactly why. It's the perfect side dish to complete any meal!
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Greek-Inspired Smashed Potatoes

Crispy golden potatoes with a Greek-inspired seasoning are going to be your new favorite way to enjoy potatoes! Smashed potatoes were a viral trend on TikTok for a reason and after one bite of these, you will understand exactly why. It’s the perfect side dish to complete any meal!

WHAT POTATOES TO USE

For smashed potatoes, you need to use small potatoes since they will be flattened out and you don’t want it to be too big. The small potatoes can either be yellow or red potatoes, it is up to you! Red potato skins tend to have a bit more flavor since we don’t remove the skin for this recipe. The red also has a more pretty color after baking in comparison to the yellow skin.

GREEK INSPIRED MARINADE

Since these potatoes are Greek-inspired, they pack so much flavor. I wanted to use the same spices and flavor of Souvlaki but make it vegetarian with potatoes. These are all the ingredients you will need:

  • olive oil
  • butter
  • garlic
  • oregano
  • coriander
  • paprika
  • cumin
  • allspice
  • salt
  • black pepper

Just add all the ingredients to a small bowl and mix them together. Set aside to add to the potatoes after boiling and smashing them!

SMASHING AND BAKING

In order to smash the potatoes, we have to boil them first and then they will go in the oven to get nice and crispy.

Start out by adding the small potatoes to a pot with water and salt. Transfer to the stove over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Once boiling, it will take about 20 to 25 minutes for the potatoes to be tender, depending on their size. Take off the heat, drain all the water but then add the potatoes back into the pot! This step is super important because the residual heat from the pot will dry off any excess water on the potatoes which will help them get extra crispy.

Now transfer the potatoes to a nonstick baking tray and then it is time to get smashing! Use a flat cup, flat bowl, or small plate to mash each potato flat gently. If you find that it is sticking to the cup or plate, spray a little oil and then smash. Another option is to toss the whole potatoes in the marinade, add them to the tray, and then smash. Looking back, I would do that the next time I make them.

Once all smashed and seasoned in the marinade, pop in the oven to roast to crispy golden perfection. It will take about 35 to 45 minutes at 400°F.

HOW TO ENJOY THEM

My favorite to enjoy them is with some tzatziki on the side to dip them in. You can also make them like mini loaded potatoes and add the tzatziki right on top along with some crumbled feta cheese, pepperoncinis, and fresh dill.

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Greek-Inspired Smashed Potatoes

Crispy golden potatoes with a Greek-inspired seasoning are going to be your new favorite way to enjoy potatoes! Smashed potatoes were a viral trend on TikTok for a reason and after one bite of these, you will understand exactly why. It's the perfect side dish to complete any meal!

Crispy golden potatoes with a Greek-inspired seasoning are going to be your new favorite way to enjoy potatoes! Smashed potatoes were a viral trend on TikTok for a reason and after one bite of these, you will understand exactly why. It's the perfect side dish to complete any meal!

30 minutes
1 hour
1 hour 30 minutes
6 to 8

Ingredients

  • 1.5 to 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, about 15
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
TOPPINGS
  • tzatziki
  • pepperoncinis, chopped
  • feta cheese, crumbled
  • dill

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. To a small bowl, add olive oil, butter, garlic, oregano, coriander, paprika, cumin, allspice, chili powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix together well.
  3. To a pot filled with water, add the potatoes and salt the water.
  4. Transfer the pot to the stove over medium-high heat and bring it to a boil. Once boiling, cook for about 20 to 25 minutes until tender when poked with a fork.
  5. Drain all the water and take off the heat. Leave the potatoes in the pot for about 5 minutes just so the residual heat can dry any excess water on the potatoes.
  6. Then transfer the potatoes to a non-stick baking tray.
  7. Use the bottom of a flat cup or small plate to smash the potatoes flat. If the potatoes are sticking to the cup or plate, spray a little oil on the surface before smashing.
  8. Add the marinade we made earlier to the potatoes making sure each potato is coated evenly and under the potatoes on the tray so the bottom can get crispy too.
  9. Bake in the oven for 45 to 55 minutes until golden and crispy all around.
  10. Once out of the oven, garnish the top with feta cheese, dill, tzatziki, and pepperoncinis if you would like. All toppings are optional!
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very tasty! I made it twice and improvised the marinade with what was available and it was still delicious. however, both times by potatoes crumbled a bit after I smashed them :/ but still ate them with a spoon so all good!

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