Oh, how simple and delicious these smashed potatoes are! You boil some potatoes, smash them, then bake and the best side dish is ready. It is everything I want from a (side) dish: potatoes, softness and crispiness at the same time.
I thought using purple potatoes could make this simple dish a bit more festive, so just perfect for Christmas time. Looking at this wonderful purple color I am kind of sure these smashed purple potatoes are going to be part of our Christmas dinner. They are so pretty!
I have to admit, I am able to eat these potatoes as a main course or later, cold as a snack, without anything. But they are also amazing with any simple sauce, I especially love them with cashew sauce, or with créme fraiche, or with an avocado dip or with a spicy tomato sauce.
- 1 kg purple potatoes
- 3-4 tbsp olive oil
- 1 clove of garlic
- thyme, parsley, salt, pepper
- handful of pine nuts
- Boil the potatoes in salty water for about 20 minutes or until they are fork-tender. Drain them and let them cool for a few minutes, so you don't burn yourself.
- Preheat oven to 200°C. Arrange the potatoes on a baking tray and smash them using a cup or glass or a small bowl.
- Mix the olive oil with the crushed garlic and spices and drizzle the potatoes with the mixture. Bake them for about 20 minutes, then garnish with herbs and nuts. Enjoy!