Thyme & Lemon Smashed Potatoes

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"From Australia B.H & G Diabetic Living Nov./Dec.'16. NOTE Carisma Potatoes are a low GI white potato."

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (77.1 g)
  • Calories 65.8
  • Total Fat - 2.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 8.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 10.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.2 g
  • Sugars - 1.2 g
  • Protein - 1.2 g
  • Calcium - 26.2 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 18.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Put potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with plenty of cold water.

Step 2

Cover and bring to the boil over high heat and then reduce heat to medium and cook, partially covered for 10 to 15 minutes or until just tender.

Step 3

Drain, set aside for 15 minutes to cool.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 250C (fan forced).

Step 5

Line a large roasting pan with baking paper and put potato pieces, cut side down, on a clean surface and use the flat of your hand to gently squash.

Step 6

They will break up slightly but should remain intact.

Step 7

Transfer to the prepared pan and add oil, garlic, lemon zest, thyme and paprika and toss to coat.

Step 8

Roast for 20 to 25 minutes until golden and crisp around the edges and serve.


No special items needed.

3 Reviews


These require a bit of extra work, but worth it. I used baby red potatoes. I would not have though lemon and potato would work, but it does. Great flavor.


review by:
(5 Feb 2018)


I sure learned a few things with this re-read the directions...I forgot the baking paper...but no sweat...they didn't stick...I used too large of a I had to use my mallet to smash them...that worked...they came out so deliciously brown and tasty...I did add a touch of salt...made of "Bill Board" tag game...


review by:
(6 May 2017)


This dish gave to my whole apartment such a tempting smell! I love the thyme addition! I used the herbs from my garden and potatoes I have at home (yellow and one purple potatoes), they where great and taste but did not turn to mashed potatoes (this depends on the quality of the potatoes). I prepared as suggested (halved and with skin), placed them cut slice done on the plate and then tossed with the additions. Finally I placed them in the oven again (cut side up) until the borders were lightly browned. I'm super happy with the results, I will prepare these in the same way again and I highly recommend this preparation. No matter did not turn out as mashed potatoes, they were perfect in any case and I did not miss anything. Thanks a lot for dish super flavorful dish and making us so happy!


review by:
(27 Apr 2017)

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