Chef Tom’s effortlessly, tasty Herb Roasted Smashed Potatoes will leave you yearning for more! These spuds are prepared with a minimal number of utensils and ingredients but are smashed with loads of flavor and texture. With this simplistic prep, they are a breeze to whip up for any meal.
Herb Roasted Smashed Potatoes
These super simple scrumptious Herb Roasted Smashed Potatoes are the perfect comfort food. Chef Tom cooks and smashes red roasted potatoes with minimal ingredients on the Yoder Smokers YS480s. The texture and flavor will have you craving these at every meal.
- 3 lb baby red potatoes
- 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, minced
- 1 tbsp fresh sage, minced
- 1 tbsp thyme leaves, minced
2 tbsp Saica Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tbsp Cattleman’s Grill Trail Dust All-Purpose Seasoning
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
Noble Saltworks Pecan Smoked Finishing Salt, to taste
- Preheat your Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill to 425ºF, set up for indirect grilling (diffuser installed).
- Rinse the potatoes. Place them in a Lodge 12” Cast Iron Skillet.
- Add the Saica Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil and herbs and toss to coat. Season with Cattleman’s Grill Trail Dust All-Purpose Seasoning.
- Cover the skillet with a lid and cook until the potatoes are tender and smash-able, about one hour.
- Add the butter and let it melt. Smash the potatoes with a hand masher. Taste and season with Noble Saltworks Pecan Smoked Finishing Salt, to taste.
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Recipe Highlights and Insights:
When it comes to preparing potatoes, many chefs alike like to debate if there is a difference between “mashed” and “smashed”. Both of these methods involve preparing potatoes in a way that results in a partially crushed texture, but at the same time, there are differences in the result.
Mashed potatoes are typically made by boiling or steaming potatoes until they are tender and then mashing them.Mashed potatoes are usually made using a potato masher, food processor, or mixer to create a smooth, fluffy, and creamy texture. Mashed potatoes are often seasoned with butter, milk, cream, salt, and other seasonings and herbs.
Smashed potatoes are prepared by boiling or roasting potatoes until they are tender but not as soft as mashed potatoes.Smashed potatoes are not crushed into a completely smooth consistency. Instead, they are gently smashed and pressed with a fork, the bottom of a glass, or some similar tool.Smashed potatoes do not use as much liquid when smashing the potatoes. Smashed potatoes have a more rustic and less uniform appearance than its cousin, mashed potatoes.
When it comes to "mashed" or "smashed" potatoes there is a difference. Between these two types of spuds, it depends on personal taste and desired texture. One thing that is agreed on this side dish is a popular comfort food.
- Serving Size
- per serving
- 20 grams
- Saturated Fat
- 10.3 grams
- 41 milligrams
- 14 milligrams
- 37 grams
- 4.4 grams
- 2.3 grams
- 4.4 grams