Crispy Smashed Potatoes
- 2 lb. new or other small waxy potatoes
- 1 cup Diamond Crystal or ½ cup Morton kosher salt, plus more
- ⅔ cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- Freshly ground black pepper
- ½ cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
- 2 oil-packed anchovy fillets, drained
- 1 garlic clove
- 3 Tbsp. golden raisins
- 4 tsp. Aleppo-style or other mild red pepper flakes
- ¾ cup sour cream
- ½ cup mixed tender herbs, such as parsley, dill, cilantro, and/or basil
- Lemon wedges (for serving)
- Place a rack in center of oven; preheat to 450°. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Add 1 cup salt and bring to a boil. Immediately reduce heat to medium-low, bring to a simmer, and cook until potatoes are just cooked through and pierced easily with a fork, about 15 minutes (time will vary depending on the size of your potatoes; be careful not to overcook as they’ll fall apart when smashed). Drain and transfer potatoes to a rimmed baking sheet. Let cool slightly.
- Place another rimmed baking sheet on top, then push down firmly to smash potatoes (alternately, use the bottom of a mug or measuring cup to smash each one individually). Drizzle ⅓ cup oil over potatoes, then toss to coat; season lightly with salt and black pepper. Roast potatoes until crispy and golden brown, 35–40 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cook walnuts, anchovies, and remaining ⅓ cup oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until anchovies are disintegrated and walnuts are golden brown, 6–8 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl, finely grate garlic over, and toss to combine. Mix in raisins and Aleppo-style pepper; season with salt.
- Spread sour cream on a large plate. Top with potatoes and spoon walnut sauce over. Scatter herbs over and serve with lemon wedges alongside.
Recipe by Molly BazReviews Section