Roasted Smashed Potatoes
Why This Recipe Works
For our roasted smashed potatoes recipe, we chose Red Bliss potatoes for their moist texture and thin skin. Parcooking the potatoes on a baking sheet covered in foil on the oven’s bottom rack, with a splash of water in the pan, gave us creamy flesh that tasted sweet, deep, and earthy. Letting the hot potatoes rest after they parcooked meant they wouldn’t crumble apart when smashed, and drizzling the potatoes with olive oil before and after smashing them ensured that the oil reached every nook and cranny. And finally, using another baking sheet balanced on top of the parcooked potatoes to smash them gave us perfect cracked patties in one fell swoop.