Smashed Potato Bites
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Garlic-infused olive oil gives these potatoes a hint of savory flavor. Topped with a sprinkle of sea salt and fresh herbs, these are the easiest and you'll want to make over and over again.
  • 10 small new potatoes {either the red kind or the white varieties}
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic, smashed
  • Sea salt
  • Fresh Basil {or your favorite herb}, finely chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place the potatoes in a large pot and fill with water until they're just covered. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat slightly and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the potatoes can be pierced with a fork but still have a little resistance.
  2. Meanwhile, place the smashed garlic clove and oil in a microwave-safe cup {I use a measuring cup with a spout for easy pouring} and cook for about 40 seconds on high or until the garlic is fragrant.
  3. Carefully drain potatoes. Using a clean kitchen towel or parchment paper, cover each potato and give it a light "smash" with a heavy bottomed pot or the bottom of a drinking glass. Don't smash too hard, you want it to somewhat maintain its shape.
  4. Prepare a baking pan by drizzling a little bit of infused oil on the bottom and rubbing to coat. Place smashed potatoes onto the pan. Pour about 1 teaspoon of oil over each potato. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  5. Roast for about 20-25 minutes or until the potatoes are golden and crisp around the edges. Remove from oven and top with fresh chopped herbs.
  6. Serve hot.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at