Smashed Red Potatoes (aka Crash Hot Potatoes)

smashed baked potatoes

Smashed Baked Potatoes

I’m not sure why these are called “crash hot potatoes” as they’re really more smashed.  I saw someone else reference them on their blog, but can’t remember who. Then when I Googled the name, it seems that Ree Drummond got them from an Australian Jill Dupleix.

I could have baked mine longer to get them crisper but the rest of the food was ready.They still got rave reviews.  Next time I might try adding some cheese but as we were having cauliflower cheese as well, I figured we were hitting the cheese limit for one meal.

Smashed Red Potatoes (aka Crash Hot Potatoes)

smashed baked potatoes
  • red or gold potatoes
  • salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil
  • rosemary or other herbs

Preheat the oven to 450F.

Simmer the whole unpeeled potatoes in a pot of lightly salted water until they are just done. Drain.

Lightly oil a baking sheet and put the drained potatoes on it.

Smash each potato with a potato masher to flatten it out.

Lightly oil the tops of the potatoes, then sprinkle with salt, pepper and rosemary to taste.

Bake at 450 until crisp, about 20-25 minutes.





  1. This one looks brilliant! Big thanks – Hania


  1. […] And I had a cauliflower sitting in the fridge.  This is a mild dish, an easy way to expand your kids vegetable adventures perhaps.  I served it with grilled chicken breasts, grilled leeks (a recipe that needs some work) and crash hot potatoes. […]


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