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Smashed Lemon Garlic Potatoes

Smashed Lemon Garlic potatoes crusty crunchy on the outside, creamy inside bursting with fresh herb flavors.  A show-stopping potato side dish for entertaining!

smashed potatoe with crunchy garlic on a tray

This Smashed Lemon Garlic potatoes recipe has been a staple for entertaining at our house for quite some time.  It’s simple to do and out of the ordinary from your average side dish potatoes and people just LOVE them.  

I have a couple of friends who simply swoon when there is mention of them .

There is a two-step process in making these smashed lemon garlic potatoes.  You boil them to cook the potatoes, then drizzle them with oil and toss them in herbs and broil them on high to get a crunchy outside.

They are a simple side dish that doesn’t take a lot of hands-on time so they are perfect for meals for entertaining.  You can concentrate on other things versus spending too much time in the kitchen!

Steak Dinner with Smashed Lemon Garlic Potatoes

These smashed lemon garlic potatoes can go with something easy like this Steak dinner with Bourbon butter (pictured here) or these grilled lamb chops.  But they also work well with more fancy dishes like this 4 ingredient Prime Rib or this Cuban Mojo Pork

This recipe for Smashed Lemon Garlic potatoes is adapted from the recipe Potatoes “Da Delfina” in Michael Chiarello’s Casual Cooking Cookbook.  You can find the cookbook through or your local bookseller.

Yield: 4

Smashed Lemon Garlic potatoes

Smashed Lemon Garlic potatoes crusty crunchy on the outside, creamy inside bursting with fresh herb flavors.  A show stopping potato side dish for entertaining! Westviamidwest.com #sidedish #potatoes

Smashed Lemon Garlic potatoes crusty crunchy on the outside, creamy inside bursting with fresh herb flavors.  A show stopping potato side dish for entertaining!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs Yukon gold potatoes, (or any "creamer" potatoes
  • 1/4 cup garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup parsley, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, course grind
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 squeeze fresh lemon juice, (optional)

Instructions

  1. Wash and scrub potatoes.  Add to stock pot, top with water and bring to a boil.  Cook for 15-20 minutes or until a knife slips out easily when testing.
  2. Drain away water and let cool slightly.
  3. Preheat Oven to 450°
  4. In a small bowl mix parsley, garlic and olive oil.  Set aside
  5. Once the potatoes are cool,  with your hands smash the potatoes and place on a baking sheet.  Place the potatoes at least 1/2" apart from each other.  
  6. Drizzle olive oil, lemon zest and herbs over potatoes.  Then sprinkle salt and pepper generously over the top.  Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes until edges are crunchy and golden.  You can flip potatoes at about 10 minutes to get even browning.
  7. If you love lemon, squeeze a splash of lemon right before serving right after coming out of the oven!
  8. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

4 Servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 232Saturated Fat: 1gSodium: 602mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 4gProtein: 5g
Smashed Lemon Garlic potatoes crusty crunchy on the outside, creamy inside bursting with fresh herb flavors.  A show stopping potato side dish for entertaining!

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Jules

Saturday 15th of February 2020

I made these potatoes with our steak last night and they're so good that I'm making them again for Sunday dinner!

georgie

Friday 6th of April 2018

oh my gosh, i love smashed potatoes! the lemon garlic flavour would be perfect! these would make a great side dish for a dinner party pinned :)

Kelli

Wednesday 4th of April 2018

These look amazing! I've made similar recipes, but never thought to add lemon.

Debi McCallen

Tuesday 19th of September 2017

Yumm! I see lemon in the recipe name but no mention of lemon in the recipe. Can you help with that please?

Michele

Tuesday 19th of September 2017

Debi! Ekes... added the lemon into the recipe! Thanks for catching that! ~m

Jeff

Monday 18th of September 2017

These work well with braised meat dishes as well.

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