Crispy and flavorful garlic smashed potatoes are a perfect addition to any meal. This dish is naturally gluten-free and a whole family favorite, including picky eaters.
Read below and check the step-by-step instructions and tips on how to make the best version of these smashed potatoes.
Step 1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 450F degrees.
Step 2. Wash potatoes, place in a large pot, fill with water, and bring to boil on high heat. Boil for approximately 10-15 minutes till soft but skin is not peeling. Check with the fork.
Step 3. Melt ghee in a small saucepan. Once melted, grate garlic using Microplane. Add to the hot ghee mixture. Don't let it cook after adding the garlic.
Step 4. Once potatoes are cooked, drain well, so they don't have any water. Line a baking sheet pan with parchment paper. Arrange potatoes on the sheet pan. Keep a distance to make sure they turn crispy. Using a wide spatula, slightly press down, so they get smashed.
Step 5. Brush with the ghee and garlic mixture, sprinkle with salt, paprika, basil.
Step 6. Bake on the second to the top shelf for 13-15 minutes till brown and crispy.
Serve with ketchup or ranch. I love Primal Kitchen’s brand of dressings.