Quick and Easy Pan Fried Smashed Potatoes

Smashed Potatoes - Final Product

Smashed Potatoes - Final Product

These pan-fried new potatoes are so quick and easy to make that you can served them any night of the week.  This recipe works well with leftover potatoes that have been refrigerated.


  • 8 small red-skinned new potatoes, boiled until just tender – about 10 minutes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley, chopped


    1. Placed a cooled potato on a piece of paper towel.

      Smashed Potatoes - Step 1

      Smashed Potatoes - Step 1

    2. Fold a second piece of paper towel over the potato.  Press down on the potato with the palm of your hand, causing the potato to flattened slightly.
      Smashed Potatoes - Step 2

      Smashed Potatoes - Step 2A

      Smashed Potatoes - Step 3

      Smashed Potatoes - Step 2B

    3. Add oil and butter to a large, non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.  Place smashed potatoes in the pan in a single layer and pan-fry for 4 minutes on each side.

      Smashed Potatoes - Step 4

      Smashed Potatoes - Step 4

    4. Add parsley and serve.

    2 Servings.


    One Response to Quick and Easy Pan Fried Smashed Potatoes

    1. These look delicious. I make a similar recipe but instead of pan-frying them, I put them on a sheet pan, drizzle olive oil on them, add kosher salt, ground pepper, and sometimes rosemary, and roast them. Will have to try them your way!

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