1 Slices
29 min

Ohhhh my goodness these are heavenly! Honestly all potatoes are, but these in particular are “smashingly” good! They’re seasoned with Montreal Steak seasoning and crisped up in the air fryer in just minutes! Perfect for a snack, with lunch / dinner, or even breakfast. I had these with scrambled eggs and the combo was freaking bomb. I scooped little bits of the egg onto the potatoes, and the bite hit all the right flavor and textural notes. Bottom line, ya gotta try them!!

The Montreal Steak seasoning is really what takes these to a whole other level. It adds so much flavor - and makes your house smell like steak when its cooking on the potatoes!! It's pretty amazing.

For this recipe, I used small Yukon Golden potatoes. Feel free to use your favorite kind of potato, but I do recommend using small potatoes. I tried making this with large russet potatoes, and the smashing did not go well.

This recipe is also great because it's scalable. You can use one potato or five - it's up to you! Therefore, the "yield" for this recipe will depend on how many potatoes you use, and how many slices you end up making.

Scroll down to find the recipe, so you can whip these up!!

The lot!

The close up!

So thinly smashed!

Recipe details
  • 1  Slices
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 14 Minutes Total time: 29 min
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  • Small potatoes (I used Yukon Gold)
  • Montreal Steak Seasoning
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • Oil, cooking spray, butter, ghee - something to make them crispy!

Rinse your small potatoes and cut them in half (or thirds if it’s a larger one).
Pop the cut potatoes into a microwavable dish, and cover them with a damp paper towel.
Microwave them for 6-7 minutes, and preheat your air fryer.
Coat the potatoes in either oil, cooking spray, butter, ghee etc. - whatever you want to use to make them crispy!
Next add in the seasonings to taste. Give everything a mix so that all sides of the potatoes are coated and seasoned.
Next transfer the potatoes to a cutting board, and using something flat (I used the bottom of a glass) smash them about 1/2 to 2/3 down.
After they are smashed, add a little more oil and seasoning.
Carefully transfer them to the air fryer, and cook for 12-14 minutes at 400F, flipping them halfway through.
Finally, eat them up!! :)
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  • Gwen Gwen on Feb 25, 2021

    Could these be cooked in the oven if you don't have an air fryer?

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    • LadyFinger LadyFinger on Feb 26, 2021

      Yes, I make these in the oven all the time. 425 for 10-15 min, flip 10-15 more. (You can either microwave them for the first step, or roast them until soft then do the smash stem.)

  • Kama Webster Kama Webster on Feb 25, 2021

    What temp do you set the air fryer? As high as it goes?

    • Carrie Carrie on Feb 26, 2021

      400's in the recipe