Garlic Basil Smashed Potatoes

Hello potato lovers! Get a load on these super crispy Garlic Basil Smashed Potatoes! Flavourful and fun to make, these little babies are a perfect side dish for your parties or weeknight dinners.

Garlic Basil Smashed Potatoes vegan glutenfree healthy easy recipe

Garlic Basil Smashed Potatoes

You are in for a real treat with these Garlic Basil Smashed Potatoes. Crisp on the outside, tender creamy on the inside. The classic flavors of fresh basil and garlic in every bite make these taters so special. And the addition of sea salt takes it up another notch.

Garlic Basil Smashed Potatoes vegan glutenfree healthy

This recipe couldn’t be any simpler. Potatoes are first boiled in salted water. Then they are given a good massage with garlic basil paste. Now the most satisfying part – smashing them with the palm of your hands! A fork will work well too. Since they only need to be flattened, make sure they aren’t completely smashed!

Garlic Basil Smashed Potatoes vegan glutenfree healthy

Garlic Basil Smashed Potatoes vegan glutenfree healthy

While these potatoes are wonderful eaten on their own, you could serve them any dip of your choice.  You can even sprinkle some cheese on top before roasting them and serve this with some sour cream on top. You can use any herb you like – thyme, rosemary, mint. Use butter instead of olive oil. The flavor and serving combinations here are only limited by your imagination.

Garlic Basil Smashed Potatoes vegan glutenfree healthy

So do give these delectable and healthy garlic basil smashed potatoes a go. You’ll be addicted to them in no time, I promise!

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Garlic Basil Smashed Potatoes
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Hello potato lovers! Get a load on these super crispy Garlic Basil Smashed Potatoes! Flavourful and fun to make, these little babies are a perfect side dish for your parties or weeknight dinners.
Servings
5-6 persons
Servings
5-6 persons
Garlic Basil Smashed Potatoes
Yum
Print Recipe
Hello potato lovers! Get a load on these super crispy Garlic Basil Smashed Potatoes! Flavourful and fun to make, these little babies are a perfect side dish for your parties or weeknight dinners.
Servings
5-6 persons
Servings
5-6 persons
Ingredients
  • 10- 12 Potatoes, small
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp Black pepper, coarsely ground
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin Olive oil
  • Sea salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Boil the potatoes in salted water. I used my pressure cooker.
  2. Drain them and let them cool a bit.
  3. Preheat your oven to 225C and grease a baking tray. You could line it with parchment paper or aluminium foil too.
  4. Combine basil, garlic, red chilli flakes, pepper, salt and olive oil in a mortar . Grind using a pestle until you get a paste. Don't worry about making it smooth. Alternatively, you could combine all ingredients in a food processor. Taste and adjust for seasoning.
  5. Rub the boiled potatoes very well with half of this sauce. Now flatten them using the palm of your hand or a fork. Work the remaining sauce into the smashed potatoes, making sure every crevice gets the flavours in.
  6. Place on the prepared tray and bake for 30 minutes or until crispy and golden. Serve immediately.

Garlic Basil Smashed Potatoes vegan glutenfree healthy

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