Spicy Smashed Fingerling Potatoes

Spicy Smashed Fingerling potatoes

America’s most favorited root vegetable, the potato, is brightened with fresh herbs and cayenne pepper for a delicious bowl of potatoes. You can never go wrong with preparing this delicious side dish! It’s perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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1 Pound Fingerling Potatoes

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 Teaspoon Cayenne

2 Tablespoons Chopped Mixed Herbs, Such As Oregano, Parsley, and Dill


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. Place a steamer basket inside a large saucepan with a cup of water. Place the potatoes in the steamer basket, cover the pot, and bring the water to a boil. Steam until the potatoes are fork-tender, 10-12 minutes.
  3. Drain the potatoes and cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Transfer the potatoes to a baking sheet. Smash the potatoes with a fork to ½-inch thick. Drizzle with the olive oil, cayenne, and a big pinch of salt. Roast for 25 minutes, or until crisp, flipping the potatoes after 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the potatoes from the oven and toss with the herbs.

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