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Crispy Squashed Potatoes

These are so easy and so yummy, you will want to make them every day. They are really best with red potatoes, but it is more about size than anything else.


  • Ready Time : 0 min



  • 2 pounds red potatoes, small to medium
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • parsley for garnish


Poke the potatoes with a fork a few times and put in the microwave for 7 minutes (can do this in batches) or until they are soft enough to eat.  Continue for 2 minute intervals and test with a fork.

Allow to cool down a bit while you preheat the pan with oil.

With the palm of your hand push down on the potatoes so that is flat and some of the potatoes is coming out, but it is all together still.  Then place in the hot pan and sprinkle with salt.  Cook on both sides until golden brown and crispy.  Top with parsley.


About Tamar Genger MA, RD


Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!




9 Responses to Crispy Squashed Potatoes

  1. Sounds delicious. Will try it for first seder side. Thanks.

  2. avatar says: mrsbrite

    What temp do we set the oven on and how long to bake. I thought I saw one recipe like this with grushed garlic too

  3. These are made in the microwave first to soften and then squashed and pan fried in oil. You could definitely throw some garlic in while the potatoes are cooking.

  4. potatoes, olive oil and salt — could life be better??

  5. avatar says: frippie

    This really was as simple as it sounds, and quite yummy. Potatoes with a little bit of crisp to the edges, but still soft and smooth on the inside – the ultimate comfort food!

  6. if you don’t have a microwave, you can’t make them in the oven?

  7. avatar says: karen

    Would they be good warmed up for Shabbos lunch?

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