Side dish • Savoury
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Fluffy on the inside yet incredibly crisp on the outside, smashed potatoes was one of my mom’s favourite recipes. She made this dish during the colder months of the year as it adds cozy warmth and hearty satisfaction to any meal. It’s a great substitute for traditional mashed potatoes and is easier to clean up as well!
Preheat oven to 450°F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray or parchment paper (easy cleanup!).
In a large pot of boiling water, cook potatoes until tender, about 15 to 20 minutes; drain well.
Place potatoes onto the prepared baking sheet. Using a potato masher or fork, carefully smash the potatoes until flattened but still in one piece. Top with olive oil, garlic and thyme.
Place in the oven and bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp.