Smashed Potatoes {Foodie Friday}

April 18, 2014

This week, we are totally cheater, cheater potato eaters!

It’s Good Friday and the majority of us ladies are off from work…….and the other group of us are buying eggs and dye from the grocery store and last minute candy for baskets!

If the course of thinking about what we can feature today……..I went to my go-to website.


I love Williams-Sonoma. I want everything in the store.

They even have great recipes. And some of them are VERY easy!

Today’s recipe is VERY easy……


Smashed Potatoes


1 1/2 lb. red potatoes, each about 2 inches in diameter

3 Tbs. olive oil

Salt and pepper, to taste


Put the potatoes in a large pot and add water to cover by 2 inches. Season the water with salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the potatoes are tender when pierced, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain well in a colander. Transfer the potatoes to a towel-lined baking sheet and let cool. Using the smooth side of a meat tenderizer or a potato masher, carefully smash each potato to about 1/2-inch thickness.

Place the griddle plates on both sides of a Cuisinart Elite Griddler and preheat to 450°F.

Drizzle the smashed potatoes with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Working in batches, cook the potatoes on the griddle, turning once, until golden and crisp, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve immediately. Serves 6.

Williams-Sonoma Kitchen.

Here’s the link to the recipe on the Williams-Sonoma website.



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