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Smashed potatoes that are both crispy AND fluffy? Yes, PLEASE!! Full of flavor, and oh-so-easy to make, try not to eat them all by yourself! I wanted to try to make these potatoes using the Garlic & Herb Rub from Pampered Chef – it was such a hit, that they were devoured within minutes of coming out of the oven. I will have to double this recipe for the hungry people in my family!
While you can boil your potatoes first, I really like to use my Deluxe Multi Cooker to pressure cook the potatoes instead; this way, they are not sitting in water, which I feel results in a crispier outside, while still being fluffy on the inside. Perfection!
The key to getting the outside crispy is letting them cool on a rack for ten minutes after pressure cooking or boiling, in order to remove any water left on the potatoes. The bonus in using the Deluxe Multi Cooker is that it is hands free cooking, leaving you to do something else while the potatoes are cooking in the first step. Easy peasy!
I used my Half Sheet Pan & Baking Rack Set to first cool the potatoes, then to roast them. Not only do they crisp beautifully, but nothing sticks to this pan.
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Let’s jump right in!
- 2 pounds baby Yukon gold potatoes
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 2 teaspoons Garlic & Herb Rub
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
- 1 tablespoon freshly chopped flat Italian parsley, for garnish
Place potatoes in steamer basket of the Deluxe Multi Cooker with 1 cup water, set to CUSTOM, 10 minutes. Press button to start.
Once timer goes off, release pressure and remove potatoes to cooling rack for 10 minutes.
Preheat oven to 425°F/220⁰C.
Pour olive oil on half sheet pan, spreading with brush to coat pan. Add potatoes to pan, then use potato masher or fork to gently smash potatoes down, but not to the point of being smashed apart.
Drizzle with the remaining olive oil, then sprinkle with the Garlic & Herb Rub, salt and pepper.
Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until crispy and golden.
Remove from oven, garnish with freshly chopped parsley, and serve immediately.
That’s it! I hope that you’ll give this a try, and please leave a comment to let me know what you think about this recipe. I would love to hear from you. Let’s make great food together!
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Crispy Smashed Potatoes
- 2 lb baby Yukon gold potatoes
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil divided
- 2 tsp Garlic and Herb Rub
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- ½ tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper or to taste
- 1 tbsp freshly chopped flat Italian parsley for garnish
- Place potatoes in steamer basket of the Deluxe Multi Cooker with 1 cup water, set to CUSTOM, 10minutes. Press button to start.
- Once timer goes off, release pressure and remove potatoes to cooling rack for 10 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 425°F/220⁰C.
- Pour olive oil on half sheet pan, spreading with brush to coat pan. Add potatoes to pan, then use potato masher or fork to gently smash potatoes down, but not to the point of being smashed apart.
- Drizzle with the remaining olive oil, then sprinkle with the Garlic& Herb Rub, salt and pepper.
- Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until crispy and golden.
- Remove from oven, garnish with freshly chopped parsley, and serve immediately.