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Smashed Potatoes

Course Potato
Author Carolyn


  • 16  small potatoes washed
  • tablespoon olive oil more if desired
  • tablespoon caraway seed or cumin or fennel seed  example
  • tablespoon thyme or rosemary example, chopped 
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 250° C.
  • Don't peel the potatoes but bring them to the boil in a pot of salted water.
  • Boil until tender.
  • Drain and transfer to a lightly greased baking tray.
  • Use a potato masher to squash each potato flat, until it is twice its original diameter.
  • Brush the tops of the potatoes with oil and scatter with your choice of seeds and fresh herbs, salt and pepper.
  • Bake the potatoes for 20-25 minutes until crisp and golden


March 2009