These loaded mini potato skins are off the hook! The best crispy smashed potatoes recipe and an absolute necessity for your next gathering!
- 1 1/2 pounds of little potatoes (see note #1)
- 6-7 slices of bacon
- 1/4 cup chopped chives
- 1/4 cup chopped scallions
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Note: Watch my step-by-video and follow along while you make them!
- After you’ve washed your little potatoes, put them in a pot of water and set the heat to high. It should take about 25 minutes for the potatoes to be soft and smashable. I truly do not believe that salting the potato water matters so I don’t do this.
- While the potatoes are cooking you should make the bacon then set it aside to cool.
- Chop the chives and set aside.
- Chop the scallions and set aside.
- When potatoes are fully cooked, strain them and let them sit to cool for 5 minutes or so.
- Once potatoes are cooled put them on a large sheet pan. Use a fork to smash them. (video show this well). I tried using a spatula previously and the potato sticks to the bottom of spatula and make a mess.
- Melt olive oil and butter in a small pan.
- Use a pastry brush and generously coat the smashed potatoes with the olive oil/butter combination. If there is any left over, just brush around the potatoes between the rows.
- Season the smashed potatoes with salt and pepper to taste. A light sprinkling will do.
- Cook in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for about 40-45 minutes. All ovens are different so just keep your eye on them – your oven may take more or less time to cook them. You do not need to turn these potatoes at any point. Just leave them be.
- While the potatoes are cooking, you’re bacon should be cooled down by now and you can chop it into small bits to sprinkle on your smashed potatoes.
- Put your sour cream into a small bowl and set it out with your scallions, chives and bacon.
- When the potatoes are finished cooking – serve immediately. I put the fixin’s out and everyone can load up however they want. Enjoy!
I used a small bag from “The Little Potato Company” for this. It was a combination of Yukon and Red Bliss potatoes and worked well. Most grocery stores have a couple of options for the tiny potatoes.
My bag contained 23 potatoes.