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Crispy Smashed Potatoes


Prep time:

20 minutes

Cook time:

10 minutes

Difficulty level:


Grilled crispy smashed potatoes are a delicious side dish that are perfect for any meal. These potatoes are boiled until tender, then smashed and grilled until crispy and golden brown. The result is a texture that is crispy on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside. These potatoes can be seasoned with a variety of herbs and spices, and are even more delicious when topped with cheese, bacon or sour cream. Grilled crispy smashed potatoes are a simple yet flavorful way to upgrade your usual potato side dish.


  • 1 lb small Yukon gold potatoes
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme roughly chopped


  1. Scrub your potatoes under water to remove any dirt/debris.
  2. Place your washed potatoes in a medium-sized saucepan and fill with enough water to completely cover the potatoes. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and let the potatoes cook for about 15 minutes or until they are fork-tender.
  3. Strain the water and lay out your potatoes on a flat surface.
  4. Grab a pint glass or rocks glass, then pour 1 tbsp of the olive oil on a paper towel. Rub the olive oil all over the bottom of the glass. This will prevent your potatoes from sticking during the smashing process.
  5. Push the bottom of the glass down on the potatoes until they are just flattened, but not broken in half. Repeat the process until all of your potatoes are smashed.
  6. Coat the smashed potatoes in the remaining olive oil, then season both sides with the salt, pepper, garlic and thyme.
  7. Preheat your grill to 450°F and place your smashed potatoes directly on the grates.
  8. Let them grill for about 5 minutes per side until they are golden brown and crispy.
  9. Remove from the grill and serve immediately.
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