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Basil potato smash


  • 12 Yukon gold potato (whole with skin on)
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, rough chopped
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black peppercorns
  • 1 cup chopped basil


  1. In a saucepot add potatoes and enough water to cover by two inches with two tablespoons of salt.
  2. Bring to a boil and cook till fully cooked approximately 12 to 20 minutes.
  3. Heat oven to 425° F. 
  4. In a clean dry bowl add garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper, and basil. Mix well and set aside.
  5. Once potatoes are cooked, drain well and place on a parchment-lined tray. 
  6. Smash each with a fork till they are splayed out but mostly intact and spread in one even layer on the tray. 
  7. Evenly pour the contents of the bowl over the potatoes. 
  8. Place the tray in the oven till potatoes are browned and have crispy edges, approximately 20 minutes.
  9. Serve immediately. Enjoy! 

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