Whole30 Crispy Smashed Potatoes
"These paleo crispy smashed potatoes are as rich in flavor as they are crispy, and are the perfect gluten-free side to add to any Whole 30 meal plan, or just to serve as a side at parties!"
-- @losingitwithmelissa


Prep time 5mins
Cook time 30mins
Serves or Makes: 5


  • 1 bag fingerling potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons potato seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon parsley


  • Step 1

    To cook in the microwave: Place the potatoes in a wet paper towel on a plate. Microwave on high for 5 - 7 minutes depending on the size of the potatoes. Make sure you can easily pierce the potatoes with a fork to make sure they are done. Let them cool completely before smashing.

  • Step 2

    To cook in the oven: Preheat the oven to 445ºF. Place the potatoes on a cooking sheet, and cover with cooking oil. Pierce each of the potatoes for a little extra help with the venting. Place in the oven for 30 minutes, or until the potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork. Let them cool before smashing.

  • Step 3

    Cover a small frying pan in cooking oil and pre-heat on low.

  • Step 4

    Using a large spatula, smash each of the potatoes until they are flattened but not completely broken. Place the smashed potatoes on the pre heated frying pan. Season the potatoes with your seasoning of choice. Cook each potato in the frying pan on each side for two minutes.

  • Step 5

    Add garnishes if desired or dressing and enjoy.