Fried Smashed Potatoes – #SundaySupper Being Thankful

Fried Smashed Potatoes – #SundaySupper Being Thankful

Fried Smashed Potato Recipe

This #SundaySupper is all about being thankful and the recipes that are associated with Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. As you can tell from my photo, I messed up on that last part. Who puts a cheeseburger on a Thanksgiving table anyway?!?  Whoops! I’m not sure who would actually serve Fried Smashed Potatoes on Thanksgiving either, but you certainly could!  They definitely have a taste to be thankful for! That’s what I’m talkin’ about!!!

Getting back into the reason for the season…Being Thankful.

I am thankful for so, so many things in my life. First and foremost, I am thankful for my loving husband and our two grown sons. I love them more than I can say, even though we struggle at times with trying to understand each other and our communication becomes difficult and uncomfortable. Having said that, I could not imagine my life without them in it, and I know that, when push comes to shove, we each have the others backs, and would do anything to protect one another. Love. I am thankful for their love and I return it to them from the bottom of my heart!

Speaking of love, I’m so thankful for my love of cooking. It is because of this love that I have my blog and through my blog have become acquainted with so many other wonderful food bloggers who have welcomed me so warmly into the food blogging community. I am so thankful and feel so blessed for that!

Naturally I’m also thankful for our good healthy, our extended families, our home, our pets, our wonderful friends, the country we live in, our freedoms, the clothes on our back and, of course, the food on our table.

And last, but certainly not least, I’m thankful for each and every one of you here, reading my blog. I appreciate you more than I can say, and it’s because of you that I’m here trying to learn and grow as a food blogger. I hope to be someone you can call a friend and whom you can trust to bring you quality recipes, along with some really cute art! LOL


Small baby new potatoes
peanut oil for frying
salt and pepper

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for approximately 45 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.
-Remove them from the oven and allow them to cool completely.
-Using a meat mallet (rolling pin, or even the bottom of a can), smash and flatten each potato.
-In a large pot, over medium high heat, heat the oil to 360-375 degrees.
-Using a large slotted spoon, carefully lower some of the smashed potatoes into the oil and allow them to fry until they become a lovely golden brown, turning them occasionally.
-Remove the fried potatoes to a paper towel lined bowl and immediately season them with salt and pepper.
-Continue frying the remainder of the potatoes in batches.
-Serve immediately.

Fried Smashed Potato Recipe

Fried Smashed Potato Recipe

For more reasons and recipes to be Thankful for this #SundaySupper, check out all the other wonderful contributor’s blogs and their posts on #BeingThankful #Thanksgiving and #Hanukkah!  I’d also like to give a big shout out to our host for this week’s #SundaySupper…Paula of Vintage Kitchen Notes! Thank YOU, Paula!

Harvest Soup from Bea of The Not So Cheesy Kitchen 
Horseradish Cranberry & Herbed Cheese Bites from Jen of Juanita’s Cocina
Savory Rosemary Baklava with Brie from Christie of A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Cloverleaf Rolls from Micha of Cookin’ Mimi
Freeze and Bake Buttermilk Biscuits from Stacy at Food Lust People Love
Picnic Roll from Linda of The Urban Mrs
Raspberry and Brie Crescent Rolls from Karen of In The Kitchen With KP
Cornbread Stuffing with Chorizo and Craisins from Isabel at Family Foodie
Easy Gluten-Free Corn “Bread” Stuffing from Laura at Small Wallet Big Appetite


Eggless Herb and Garlic Fresh Pasta from Sarah at What Smells So Good?
Honey Orange Turkey Breast from Cindy at Cindy’s Recipes and Writings


Brussels Sprout Latkes from Susan atThe Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Cheesey Scalloped Potatoes from Shaina at Take A Bite Out Of Boca
Cornucopia Sweet Potato Barley Salad from Wendy at The Weekend Gourmet
Creamy Scalloped Corn from Alaiyo at Pescetarian Journal
Fried Smashed Potatoes from Renee at Kudos Kitchen by Renee
Grandpa’s Simple Stuffing from Bobbi at Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
Green Beans with Pecans and Cranberries from Tara at Noshing With The Nolands
Honey and Cinnamon Glazed Sweet Potatoes from Jennifer at Peanut Butter and Peppers
Italian American Turkey Dressing from Anne at Webicurean
Loaded Mashed Potato Bake from Lori at Foxes Love Lemons
Maple Sweet Potatoes with Browned Butter Pecan Topping from Brianne at Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Mushroom and Barley Casserole with Bacon, Gruyere and Spinach from Heather at Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Parmesan Butternut Squash Gratin from Alida at Alida’s Kitchen
Almond Brioche Sticky Buns from Alice at Hip Foodie Mom
Baked Caramel Apple Cider Donuts from Nicole at Daily Dish Recipes
Black Bottom Banana Cream Pie from Cheryl at Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos
Blue Ribbon Meyer Lemon Mascarpone Cheesecake from Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
Bourbon Pecan Pie from Julie atThe Texan New Yorker
Chocolate Moussecake from Liz at That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Cinnamon Rolls from Conni at The Foodie Army Wife
Gingered Butternut Squash Tart from Renee of Magnolia Days
Hanukkah Lemon Star Cookies from Shannon at Killer Bunnies, Inc

Mini Maple Sweet Potato Tarts from Holly at Mess Makes Food
Mini Pumpkin Pies from Nichole at Casa de Crews
Mom’s Custard Pie from Courtney at Neighborfood

No Bake Pumpkin Spiced Cheesecake from Tammi of Momma’s Meals
Plum and Blackberry Crumble from Katy at Happy Baking Days
Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake from Heather at girlichef
Salted Butterscotch Pudding from Jane at Jane’s Adventures in Dinner

Salted Caramel Apple Pie from Laura at Pies and Plots
Sweet Potato Gingersnap Pie from Paula at Vintage Kitchen Notes

All American Wine Pairing Guide for Being Thankful #SundaySupper from Martin at ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

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  1. Jenny Hartin

    My two favorite words fried and potatoes. 🙂

  2. Oh my goodness these look so much fun. I bet my two year old would have a lot of fun "helping" to smash the potatoes.

  3. Renee Goerger

    What a great job for a little helper. I'm sure your two year old would have such fun being the smasher!

  4. Renee Goerger

    My feelings exactly, Jenny!!

  5. Renee Goerger

    Thank you Paula. I've met so many wonderful friends through food. It truly feeds the soul.

  6. Renee Goerger

    Thank you very much. I don't recommend eating them this way all the time, but for a spurge, they're pretty fantastic!

  7. Mmmm…those look delicious!!!!!

  8. I could eat smashed taters every day of the year!

  9. Yummy on those potatoes and I could eat them anytime, but I do save them for special occasions for sure. Thanks for sharing!!!

  10. Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere

    These sound like a crazy-delicious cousin to the french fry!

  11. 01VanillaBean01

    Lovely post Renee and those fried smashed pototoes look scrumptious. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving and may your table be blessed with great food enjoyed by family and friends.

  12. Jennifer Drummond

    Wow, what a crazy recipe, crazy delicious recipe! I could sooooooooooo eat all of those potatoes! What a great idea!!

  13. Martin Redmond

    Love your recipe. I'm gonna try this!

  14. Renee Goerger

    Ron's beef and barley soup sounds like winner. I'd love his recipe. Care to share Paula? I hope you both enjoy this soup. It was a hit here with us 🙂

  15. Renee Goerger

    The only thing missing was the pretzel bun 🙂 Might have to make pretzel bun croutons to top it next time….Mmmmmm.

  16. Renee Goerger

    We love soup too Stephanie! It's the perfect meal on cold winter nights. I hope you'll enjoy this one.

  17. Renee Goerger

    Thank you Martin! I hope you will and come back to let me know what you think.

  18. Renee Goerger

    LOL. I love that you called it a crazy recipe. I could not agree more. Crazy good!

  19. Renee Goerger

    Thank you so much Paula! I am thankful for friends like YOU!

  20. Renee Goerger

    You're the second person to use the word crazy in reference to these potatoes. I LOVE that. They are crazy. Crazy GOOD! LOL

  21. Renee Goerger

    You wouldn't want to eat them all the time either, but since they're fried at a high temperature, the oil doesn't permeate the potato, just gives them a crisp crust. Still though, not exactly diet food 🙂

  22. What a great recipe!!! Just fantastic – we will love it 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  23. My family would love your potatoes! Even on Thanksgiving!!! Have a great one, Reneé!

  24. Fried Smashed potatoes!!! I love this! totally going to give this a try. . hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

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