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Sea salt gives these baby reds a delightfully crispy crust with creamy smooth smashed-potato centers. Fresh rosemary lends a fragrant herbal note.

Recipe Summary

45 mins
55 mins
10 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper; do not use waxed paper.

  • Place potatoes into a pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until fork-tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and drain.

  • Pour 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil onto the parchment paper-covered sheet. Place potatoes on the oil and roll to coat. Push potatoes to one side of the pan. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon sea salt onto oil; space potatoes evenly on the salted oil.

  • Place the bottom of a drinking glass on each potato and push down firmly until the it cracks open and is about 1-inch thick. Brush potatoes with remaining oil and sprinkle with remaining sea salt. Sprinkle with pepper to taste. Tuck rosemary sprigs among potatoes.

  • Roast in the preheated oven until edges are crispy and beginning to to brown, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Make sure to use baby red potatoes that are fairly uniform in size.

Do-ahead step: After boiling, the potatoes can be stored in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 days. Bring to room temperature for about 1 hour before finishing in oven.

Nutrition Facts

114 calories; protein 1.5g; carbohydrates 12.3g; fat 6.9g; sodium 665mg. Full Nutrition