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Crispy Garlic Smashed Potatoes

  • Author: Wholesome Patisserie
  • Prep Time: 15min
  • Cook Time: 50min
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 3-4 1x


Who doesn’t drool at the thought of crispy potatoes?! Especially drenched in garlic – delicious! 



  • 1kg baby washed white potatoes (1012 potatoes), skin on
  • 3 medium/large cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder 
  • Sea salt and cracked black pepper to season
  • Fresh chives, chopped, to serve
  • Fresh basil leaves, to serve
  • Greek yoghurt, to serve


  1. Pre-heat oven to 200ºC (400ºF)
  2. Half fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil.
  3. Stab each potato a few times with a fork, creating little air holes all over. 
  4. Once water is boiling, add potatoes, cover and bring to a boil. Then remove lid and boil for 15-20 minutes or until fork tender. 
  5. Drain potatoes and transfer to a large baking tray.
  6. Using the bottom of a mug, press down on each potato to smash them. Alternatively, use the base of a second baking tray and lay it on top of the potatoes and press down. 
  7. Drizzle over olive oil and sprinkle with minced garlic, garlic powder and season with salt and pepper, toss to coat well. 
  8. Transfer to oven and roast for 30-35 minutes until golden and crisp. 
  9. Sprinkle over chopped chives, basil leaves and serve with greek yoghurt. 
  10. Enjoy!