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Smashed Fried Potatoes

Course Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine Italian
Keyword potatoes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories 250 kcal


  • 1 pound potatoes 1 pound fingerling potatoes
  • 0.25 cup olive oil 1/4 cup olive oil
  • lemon zest of large lemon
  • 1 lemon juice 1 large lemon juice
  • 1 tsp wine vinegar 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsps olive oil 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tsp rosemary 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tbsp flat-leaf parsley 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tsp thyme 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 0.5 tsp sea salt 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
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  1. In a large pot of salted water place the well-scrubbed potatoes. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Drain the potatoes and rinse with cold water. Using the palm, or the back of a large spatula, press the potatoes until slightly mashed.

  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the garlic and cook until slightly brown. Remove and toss. Add the potatoes and cook without stirring for about 5 to 10 minutes, the bottoms need to be a nice golden brown color. Using a spatula or cooking thongs, turn and cook another 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  3. In a bowl mix together the lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, rosemary, parsley, thyme, vinegar and sea salt. Add the potatoes and coat them well gently.

Nutrition Facts
Smashed Fried Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 303mg13%
Potassium 468mg13%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin C 17.4mg21%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 3.9mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.