Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Dill Yogurt Dip

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Rediscovering Comfort: The Easy Pleasures of Potato Smash with Creamy Yogurt Dip

Sometimes, the most wonderful things in life are the simplest. Introducing the Potato Smash, a dish that takes simplicity to new heights while bringing joy and comfort to your table. Imagine tender potatoes with a satisfying crispy outside and a soft, fluffy inside. And to make it even better, there’s a creamy yogurt dip that adds a luxurious touch. Let’s dive into the heartwarming world of the Potato Smash.

Crafting the Perfect Potato Smash

picture of potatos boiling
Smashed potatos boiling

Creating this delightful dish is as easy as it gets:

Boil to Perfection: Begin by boiling medium-sized potatoes until they’re wonderfully soft.

Prep and Smash: Lay the boiled potatoes on a tray and gently press them with a fork or masher. Press them thin for a satisfying crunch or go thicker for a cozy, fluffy texture.

Potatoes being smashed
Potatoes being smashed

A Quick Steam: Give your smashed potatoes a brief steam session on the tray to get that perfect balance of textures.

Add Some Flavor: Drizzle a bit of olive oil, sprinkle salt and black pepper, and let the oven work its magic.

Creamy Yogurt Dip: A Delicious Addition

Picture of creamy yogurt side with smashed potato
Picture of creamy yogurt side with smashed potato

Elevating the Potato Smash experience is a creamy yogurt dip that takes the dish to a whole new level of deliciousness.

Simple Ingredients, Big Taste: Mix yogurt and mayo to create a creamy base, then add minced garlic for a little zing and fresh dill for a burst of herbal freshness.

Season to Perfection: A touch of salt and pepper is the finishing touch that ties all the flavors together.

Savor Every Bite

As you dig into the Potato Smash, you’ll experience the delightful contrast of textures and flavors.

Creamy Dip Delight: Each dip into the yogurt mixture adds a velvety richness that complements the crispy-crunchy Potato Smash perfectly.

For Any Occasion

The beauty of the Potato Smash is its versatility. Whether it’s a casual dinner with family or a chill get-together with friends, this dish fits right in.

Picture of the finished Smashed potato dish

Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Dill Yogurt Dip

Enjoy a satisfying Potato Smash dish with crispy oven-baked potatoes served alongside a refreshing Dill Yogurt Dip.
Servings 4 people
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Equipment

  • Baking Tray
  • Colander

Ingredients
  

For the Potato Smash:

  • 1 – 1.2 kg medium potatoes 6 – 8
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & black pepper to taste
  • Finely chopped parsley optional garnish

For the Dill Yogurt Dip:

  • 200 g yogurt
  • 3 tbsp mayo
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 20 g fresh dill
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

Boil and Prepare Potatoes:

  • Boil potatoes in salted water until soft: Small for 20-25 min, medium for 30 min.
  • Preheat oven to 200°C/390°F (180°C fan).
  • Drain and dry potatoes in a colander for 5 min.

Smash and Bake:

  • On a baking tray, smash potatoes with a fork/masher: Thin for crispness, thick for fluffiness.
  • Steam dry on the tray for 5 more min.
  • Drizzle olive oil over smashed potatoes. Sprinkle salt and black pepper.
  • Bake for 45 min (small) to 55 min (medium) until deep golden and crispy.
  • Prepare Dill Yogurt Dip:
  • In a bowl, combine yogurt, mayo, minced garlic, chopped fresh dill, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

Serve:

  • Serve the hot potato smash topped with finely chopped parsley (optional).
  • Accompany with the dill yogurt dip for a flavorful contrast.

Notes

Customize the thickness of smashed potatoes for the desired texture. Feel free to adjust the dip’s seasonings according to taste.
Calories: 247kcal
Cost: $3
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Potatoes, Comfort Food, Crispy Potatoes, Dill Yogurt Dip, Side Dish Recipe, Smashed Potatoes
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