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Elegant Crispy Baby Potatoes + Homemade Herb Butter Recipe
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Elegant Crispy Smashed Baby Potatoes + Herb Butter

Elegant Crispy Baby Potatoes with homemade herb butter. A beautiful side perfect for a special dinner, romantic date night, entertaining, or a dinner party!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dishes & Vegetables
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gourmet potatoes, smashed potatoes
Servings: 6
Calories: 272kcal


Crispy Smashed Baby Potatoes

  • 1 1/2 pounds Melissa's Baby Dutch Yellow Potatoes
  • Olive Oil - to brush or spray

Herb Butter

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup fresh herbs - minced thyme rosemary, parsley (other options to try: basil, sage, dill, chives, tarragon, oregano, marjoram or rosemary)
  • sea salt
  • fresh cracked pepper


Make the herb butter:

  • Leave butter out at room temperature for a few hours to soften. (Quick tip: cut the cube into little cubes and it will soften faster.)
  • Snip fresh herbs in a glass jar with kitchen scissors until the herbs are finely minced.
  • Mix soft butter, 3-4 tablespoons finely chopped herbs, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper.
  • Place your herb butter in a small sealed container. Try it on toasted bread, steak, fish, or vegetables.

Make the crispy baby potatoes:

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • In a large pot boil potatoes 15 minutes until fork tender.
  • Drain and place on a cookie sheet.
  • Using a potato masher, fork, or Smood Potato Masher, gently press down once till flat but still retains overall shape.
  • Spray or brush with olive oil, and pop into the oven for 20 minutes until edges are crispy and golden brown.
  • Brush with herb butter (it will stay soft if left at room temp) and firms in the fridge.
  • Sprinkle sea salt, fresh cracked pepper, and more fresh herbs.
  • Serve right away.


Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 541mg | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 13.6mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 4.6mg