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Fried Smashed Potatoes

Fried Smashed Potatoes are roasted potatoes that are soft and tender, smashed, and then deep-fried. It really doesn’t get much better.

Fried Smashed Potato Recipe

*Disclaimer – This recipe was originally published in 2014. I’m working hard to update all my older recipes with recipe cards, new photos, and additional recipe information. But, getting to all of them will take time. Please bear with me. In the meantime let me assure you that this recipe is still a winner and one I’m sure you’ll be well pleased with when you make it at home.


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

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Alice Choi

Tuesday 26th of November 2013

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


Tuesday 26th of November 2013

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

Beate @ The Not So Cheesy Kitc

Monday 25th of November 2013

What a great recipe!!! Just fantastic - we will love it :) Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Renee Goerger

Monday 25th of November 2013

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 :)

Renee Goerger

Monday 25th of November 2013

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