Crispy Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

"Perfectly crispy and indulgently covered in butter & cheese, the best tasty side for steak, duck, chicken or just about anything!"
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  • 800 grams potatoes
  • fine salt for potato water
  • 50 grams butter
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • a few drops of Worcestershire sauce
  • sea salt flakes & ground black pepper
  • 30 grams shredded parmesan
  • Chopped parsley


  • Step 1

    Cook the potatoes in heavily salted water - use 1 Tbsp for 1.5 liters or 6 cups of water. Cook until just finished, about 15 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Heat the oven to 225 C/440 F. Melt the butter and mix in the minced garlic and the Worcestershire sauce.

  • Step 3

    Place the potatoes on a baking sheet on an oven tray and smash them with a large fork or spoon. Brush them with the garlic-infused butter (try not to get the pieces of garlic on the potatoes) and season with a bit of black pepper and sea salt flakes. Place in the middle of the oven and cook for 15 minutes, until the top of the potatoes is starting to look a bit crispy.

  • Step 4

    You can prepare your potatoes until this point and finish them in 5-7 minutes just before serving. Top the smashed potatoes with the shredded parmesan. Return to the oven and cook for another 5-7 minutes, until crispy and golden. Top with parsley and serve.

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