Smashed and Fried Potatoes

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Smashed and Fried Potatoes
Smashed and Fried Potatoes
Wild Olive

Smashed and Fried Potatoes

If you've never had potatoes this way before, you've been missing out. This delicious side dish of potatoes served with a flavorful garlic aioli is a popular menu item at Wild Olive in Charleston, S.C.

4
Servings
1001
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 1 Pound coarse kosher salt
  • 2 quarts peanut oil
  • 1/2 Cup garlic aïoli
  • 1 bunch scallions, green parts only, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 Cup shaved Parmesan
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Place the potatoes on a cookie sheet and cover in the coarse kosher salt. Bake until a knife pierces the center of a potato easily, about 1 hour. Remove from the oven, let cool, and remove from the salt. On a work surface, smash the potatoes with the palms of your hands and set aside.

In an 8-quart saucepot, heat the peanut oil to 375 degrees and line a plate with paper towels. Fry the potatoes until dark golden brown, about 6-7 minutes. Place the potatoes on the paper towel to remove any excess oil. 

Transfer the potatoes to a large mixing bowl. Add the aïoli, scallions, and Parmesan, and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Toss the potatoes until well mixed, taking care not to break up the potatoes. Serve immediately to ensure crispiness.

Potato Shopping Tip

Only buy potatoes that are firm, intact, and without any sprouts or green parts.

Potato Cooking Tip

Potatoes oxidize quickly; have a bowl full of cold water to put your potatoes after cutting them in order stop them from oxidizing.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
89g
100%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
16g
82%
Cholesterol
21mg
7%
Protein
10g
21%
Carbs
44g
15%
Vitamin A
44µg
5%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
2.8%
Vitamin B6
0.7mg
35.3%
Vitamin C
50mg
83%
Vitamin E
10mg
50%
Vitamin K
68µg
85%
Calcium
226mg
23%
Fiber
6g
25%
Folate (food)
56µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
56µg
14%
Iron
3mg
14%
Magnesium
68mg
17%
Monounsaturated
36g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
13%
Phosphorus
242mg
35%
Polyunsaturated
34g
N/A
Potassium
1080mg
31%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
8.6%
Sodium
845mg
35%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
13.7%
Zinc
1mg
8%

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