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Garlic Butter and Soy Sauce Smashed Potatoes - Flavored with garlic butter and soy sauce, these crazy delicious smashed potatoes are the best side of potatoes you'll ever have! I promise!

Garlic Butter and Soy Sauce Smashed Potatoes

Katerina | Diethood
Garlic Butter and Soy Sauce Smashed Potatoes are crazy delicious! These easy smashed potatoes are one of the best side dish recipes and goes with any meal.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 2 pounds small yellow potatoes
  • 1 stick butter
  • 5 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1/4- cup low sodium soy sauce
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1/4- cup chopped fresh parsley


  • Scrub the potatoes with a clean produce brush to remove any dirt, then rinse.
  • Place the potatoes in a large pot.
  • Add enough cold water to cover the tops of the potatoes.
  • Add 1 teaspoon salt to the water.
  • Set pot over high heat and bring water to boiling.
  • Reduce heat to medium and cover the pot with a lid.
  • Cook the potatoes until tender, or about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Transfer potatoes to a colander; drain and wash with cold water.
  • Let cool 5 minutes.
  • Using the smooth side of a meat tenderizer, smash each potato to about 2/3 of their original size.
  • In the meantime, melt the butter in a heavy bottomed skillet, such as a cast iron skillet.
  • Add garlic and cook for 3 minutes over medium-heat, or until lightly browned, stirring very frequently. DO NOT burn the garlic.
  • Add the smashed potatoes to the garlic butter. (you'll have to do this part in batches)
  • Cook on one side until golden brown and then flip and cook the other side until golden.
  • Flip again and drizzle about a teaspoon of soy sauce over each potato.
  • Remove from heat and transfer potatoes to a serving dish.
  • Pour the remaining garlic butter over the potatoes. ( This is optional, but very good ;-) )*
  • Season with salt and fresh ground pepper.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley.
  • Serve.


*IF you do not want to pour the butter over the potatoes, you'll reduce the calories by about 100, and the saturated fat to 9 grams.


Serving: 1 g | Calories: 318.9 kcal | Carbohydrates: 28.3 g | Protein: 5.5 g | Fat: 23 g | Saturated Fat: 14.3 g | Cholesterol: 62.1 mg | Sodium: 150 mg | Fiber: 3.1 g | Sugar: 3 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Sides
Cuisine: American
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