Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Blue Cheese are the best potato dish that make a great appetizer, snack, or side dish. These tasty little potatoes are one of me and my husbands favorites. We love making them for an appetizer night and they just take a few simple ingredients and a few simple steps.
Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Blue Cheese
I remember seeing these smashed and roasted potatoes around a few years ago. I thought, what a ton of work, why not just make roasted potatoes? Then, I tried them and wow, they had officially won me over. There are a few different recipes out there, some take longer than others. I tried to make an easy recipe that doesn't take too long, but also keeps all the best parts of these delicious little nuggets.
Why Smashed Potatoes?
There are so many reasons why these potatoes are the best. First of all, they are the best of both worlds. Because you bake the potatoes in the oven first, they are light and fluffy in the middle. Then, putting them under the broiler gets all of the edges crispy. It's like a baked and roasted potato, all in one! They also are the perfect hand held food because they are small and crispy. Since they hold their shape well, they can even be an appetizer. Lastly, blue cheese. Need I say more? Okay, I realize not EVERYONE is a blue cheese lover. I don't quite understand why, but that's a conversation for another day. Top this tasty nuggets with goat cheese, parmesan cheese or cheddar cheese instead!
Tips for Success
- Use potatoes that are smaller and similar in size to allow for fast and even cooking.
- Not sure if the potatoes have baked long enough? Using an oven mitt, lightly squeeze the cooked potato, if it starts to smash, they are ready to go.
- Don't worry about the potatoes cracking and breaking when you smash them. The more cracks there are, the more crispy edges you will have later.
- Keep an eye on your potatoes when they are under the broiler! It's easy for them to burn quickly, so don't get distracted.
Make sure you comment below and let me know what type of potatoes are your favorite!
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