Say goodbye to regular baked potatoes and make room for Redbloom Crispy Smashed Potatoes! This recipe transforms humble potatoes into a culinary masterpiece, packed with texture and flavor. Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and adorned with Redbloom seasoning, these potatoes are the perfect accompaniment to any main dish—or as a standout dish themselves!
For Potato Boil Prep
- 1.5 lbs small potatoes (approximately 12-14)
- 1 tbsp salt
For Potato Bake Prep
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp hing (asafoetida)
- 1 tsp Redbloom seasoning
- 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
- Cilantro or parsley, chopped for garnish
Kitchen Tools Needed
- Large pot for boiling
- Baking sheet
- Pastry brush
- Measuring spoons and cups
Boiling the Potatoes
- Fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil.
- Add 1 tbsp of salt to the boiling water.
- Gently drop in the small potatoes and boil them for 20-25 minutes or until they're soft enough to be pierced easily with a fork.
Preparing the Potatoes for Baking
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (204°C).
- Strain the boiled potatoes and allow them to dry in the strainer for about 5 minutes.
- Coat a baking sheet with 1 tbsp of avocado oil.
- Place the boiled potatoes on the prepared baking sheet and use a potato masher or the back of a fork to "smash" them down gently.
- Let the smashed potatoes rest for another 5 minutes.
- Brush each potato with melted butter.
- Season the potatoes with 1 tsp of salt, 1 tsp of black pepper, and 1 tsp of hing.
Baking the Potatoes
- Bake the potatoes in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes. Resist the urge to flip them; let them get crispy on the bottom.
- Once the potatoes are crispy and golden, remove them from the oven.
- While they're still hot, sprinkle each potato with Redbloom seasoning and grated Parmesan cheese.
- Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro or parsley.
Your Redbloom Crispy Smashed Potatoes are ready to be devoured! Serve them hot and enjoy the crunchy exterior and fluffy interior, beautifully complemented by the unique Redbloom seasoning and cheese. They're not just any potatoes—they're the star of the show!