Smashed potatoes are rustic little round potatoes, boiled, slightly smashed, seasoned, then roasted to get a crispy golden border and jacket. You can easily flavor them with whatever you fancy. Plain butter and salt are especially good. Salt and vinegar. Garlic and herbs. Cheeses of all sorts. Go wild.
In this recipe, I flavored the potatoes with powdered garlic and dried thyme. It was the perfect accompaniment to a fantastically roasted chicken.
To prepare ahead, you can boil and smash the potatoes up to a day ahead, keep them refrigerated until ready to roast.
1 kg round red potatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp garlic powder