Blackstone Smashed Potatoes is one of our favorite side dishes to make on the griddle. Add your favorite toppings and it becomes an easy side dish recipe.
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The Blackstone Griddle has become our favorite ways to cook many different recipes. We love the large flat top that is perfect for my large family. It is the perfect space to cook these smashed potatoes.
Potatoes make the perfect side dishes for many recipes. We love these smashed potatoes because of the crispy edges and soft on the inside. My family loves that they can top them in a variety of ways.
Change up your potatoes and make these crispy smashed potatoes. We have made these in the oven before, but the flavor the Blackstone gives them is our favorite. Also try Blackstone Loaded Hashbrowns.
What is Smashed Potatoes:
Smashed Baby Potatoes is a combination of a bake potatoes and fried potatoes. After boiling baby potatoes and the grill is hot with oil on it, then place the potatoes on the griddle.
Once the potatoes on the griddle, smash with a bacon press to flatten the potatoes. Make sure not to move the potatoes around to much as they can break apart. Allowing to get hot on the griddle, will give them a crispy texture.
- Baby Potatoes
- Olive Oil
How to Make Blackstone Smashed Potatoes:
- Boil Potatoes – Add the potatoes to a large pot and cover them with salted water. Bring the water to a boil and boil the potatoes for 15-20 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender.
- Drain – Drain the potatoes and allow them to cool slightly.
- Prepare the Blackstone – Heat the Blackstone Griddle to medium heat to high heat.
- Add Butter to Griddle – Place the butter on the griddle and spread it out with a spatula.
- Add Potatoes to Griddle and Press – Then place the cooked potatoes on the Blackstone grill and press them down with a cast iron press or your spatula.
- Season the Smashed Potatoes – Top the potatoes with half of the oil, salt and pepper. Cook for a few minutes (3-5 minutes) until the potatoes are golden brown.
- Continue Cooking Potatoes – Then flip the potatoes, season the other side with the oil and butter, salt and pepper. Cook for a few more minutes until golden brown.
- Serve and Enjoy – Remove from the grill and serve warm with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!
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Griddle Smashed Potatoes Tips:
- Size of Potatoes – The cooking time will vary based on the size of your potatoes, so use your best judgement on when to flip the potatoes.
- Let Potatoes Cook – When you smashed potatoes on the griddle, make sure you let them cook without moving around. This creates a crispy texture.
- Dry Potatoes – Make sure you allow the potatoes to dry before placing on the griddle. This will help create a crispier texture.
- Fork Tender Potatoes – Make sure you potatoes are fork tender before removing them from the boiling water.
- Don’t Press Potatoes to Hard – To keep the potatoes from falling a part, gently press potatoes on the flat top.
- Hot Griddle – To prevent potatoes from sticking, make sure griddle is hot and oiled before placing potatoes on the griddle.
- Bacon Press – If you don’t have a bacon press, you can use a spatula or a glass cup.
- Serve – Serve the potatoes with your favorite side or dip them in ranch, BBQ sauce or your favorite dipping sauce.
- Extra Crispy Potatoes – If you want your potatoes to be extra crispy, make sure you it is cooking in enough oil and leave on the griddle a few extra minutes.
Variation Ideas for Smashed Potatoes:
There are many different ways to season your favorite side dish. Here are some of our favorites:
- Fresh Herbs – Add fresh herbs such as parsley, Italian Seasoning, or Rosemary.
- Spices – Seasoning with Garlic Salt, Cajun seasoning, season salt.
- Fresh Garlic – When melting the butter, you can add in some minced garlic to smash the potatoes in.
Smashed Potatoes Topping Ideas:
The toppings for smashed potatoes are endless. We usually keep it fairly simple and use what we have on hand. These are some of our favorites:
- Sour Cream
- Green Chives
- BBQ Sauce
What types of Potatoes are good for Smashed Potatoes?
We prefer to use the small potatoes. These are usually ones that are in a bag in the produce section. They are the perfect size as the cook quickly and they smash just right. You can use the red or yellow ones.
The inside of the potatoes comes out soft and creamy.
How do you Store and Reheat the Leftovers:
Refrigerate any leftover potatoes in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Why we love this Easy Side Dish:
- The Blackstone Smashed Potatoes get soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. This adds so much flavor and texture to the potatoes.
- The easiest side you will make on the Blackstone Griddle
- They finish cooking directly on the grill. I can put them on the grill while I am finishing cooking my main dish.
Print Recipe here for Blackstone Smashed Potatoes:
Blackstone Smashed Potatoes
- Add the potatoes to a large pot and cover them with water. Bring the water to a boil and boil the potatoes for 15-20 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender.
- Drain the potatoes and allow them to cool slightly.
- Heat the Blackstone Grill over high heat.
- Place the butter on the griddle and spread it out with a spatula.
- Then place the cooked potatoes on the Blackstone grill and press them down with a cast iron press or your spatula.
- Top the potatoes with half of the oil, salt and pepper. Cook for a few minutes (3-5 minutes) until the potatoes are golden brown.
- Then flip the potatoes, season the other side with the oil, salt and pepper. Cook for a few more minutes until golden brown.
- Remove from the grill and serve warm with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!
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