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These potatoes deliver the best of both worlds: creamy, starchy center and crisp, golden edges. To smash, place the back of a wide spatula over each potato, and then press with the heel of your hand.

Recipe by Cooking Light November 2014


Credit: Chris Court; Styling: Carla Gonzalez-Hart

Recipe Summary

15 mins
35 mins
Serves 8 (serving size: 2/3 cup potatoes and about 1 tablespoon sour cream)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 500°. Place oven racks in upper and lower thirds of oven. Coat 2 jelly-roll pans with cooking spray.

  • Place potatoes on a microwave-safe plate; microwave at HIGH for 8 minutes or until tender. Place potatoes in a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons oil, salt, and pepper; toss to coat. Divide potato mixture evenly between prepared pans. Using a spatula, flatten potatoes to about 1/2-inch thickness. Brush potatoes with remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Bake at 500° for 10 minutes. Turn potatoes; rotate pans from front to back and top to bottom. Bake at 500° for 10 minutes or until browned and crisp. Place potatoes on a serving platter.

  • Combine the sour cream and chopped chives in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Serve sour cream with potatoes.

Nutrition Facts

166 calories; fat 6.9g; saturated fat 1.8g; mono fat 4.2g; poly fat 0.7g; protein 3g; carbohydrates 24g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 5mg; iron 1mg; sodium 217mg; calcium 38mg.