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Monday, June 24, 2024

Crispy Smashed Harissa Potatoes

Forget boring old mashed potatoes let us talk Crispy Smashed Harissa Potatoes on a bed of thick, garlicky yogurt , all dressed up with pickled onions and a sprinkle of fresh parsley., This dish is like a party in your mouth a symphony of textures and flavors that will have you coming back for seconds (and maybe thirds!).,

Confession time: I used to be a mashed potato purist. The smooth, creamy kind, loaded with butter and salt, was my comfort food of choice. But then, life (and my taste buds) happened. I stumbled upon this recipe for Crispy Smashed Harissa Potatoes , and let me tell you , it was a game-changer.,

The best part? This recipe is surprisingly easy, even for kitchen newbies. So, put on your favorite tunes, grab a glass of wine (or a cup of tea, no judgment!), and let us whip up some magic in the kitchen.

Crispy Smashed Harissa Potatoes Ingredient :

For the Potatoes:

  • 500g baby potatoes (halved if larger)
  • 1 heaped tbsp harissa paste (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste

For the Garlicky Yogurt:

  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 3 heaped tbsp Greek yogurt
  • Salt to taste

For the Finishing Touches:

  • Pickled onions (homemade or store-bought)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped

Crispy Smashed Harissa Potatoes Method

Crispy Smashed Harissa Potatoes
Crispy Smashed Harissa Potatoes
  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C (400°F) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. This will ensure your potatoes get those oh-so-important crispy edges.
  2. Get those potatoes boiling! In a pot of salted water, cook the potatoes until they are just fork-tender (about 15-20 minutes). We do not want them mushy, just soft enough to smash.
  3. Smash time! Drain the potatoes and carefully transfer them to your baking sheet. Using a fork or the bottom of a glass, gently smash them to about ½-inch thickness. Channel your inner Hulk, but be careful not to pulverize them!
  4. Harissa magic! In a small bowl, mix the harissa paste with olive oil and a pinch of salt. Brush this flavorful mixture generously over the smashed potatoes, making sure they are all coated in goodness.
  5. Crispy heaven awaits! Pop the baking sheet into the preheated oven and roast for 35-40 minutes, or until the potatoes are golden brown and crispy around the edges. Trust me, the aroma coming from your oven will be pure torture (in the best way possible!).
  6. While the potatoes crisp up, whip up your garlicky yogurt. In a bowl, whisk together the minced garlic, lemon juice, Greek yogurt, and salt. Taste and adjust the seasonings to your liking. You want it garlicky, tangy, and perfectly creamy.
  7. The grand finale! Once the potatoes are golden and crispy, spread the garlicky yogurt on a serving plate. Top with your perfectly roasted potatoes, a sprinkle of pickled onions for that sweet and tangy punch, and a generous amount of fresh parsley for color and a burst of freshness.

Crispy Smashed Harissa Potatoes Tips & Tricks

  • Do not overboil the potatoes! You want them soft enough to smash, but not mushy. Otherwise, they will not hold their shape in the oven.
  • Spice it up! If you are feeling adventurous, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the harissa paste for an extra kick.
  • Leftovers? No problem! Store the potatoes and yogurt separately in airtight containers in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat the potatoes in the oven before serving.
  • Make it a veggie party! Roast some additional vegetables alongside the potatoes, like cherry tomatoes, broccoli florets, or bell peppers.
  • Do not have harissa paste? No worries! You can use a store-bought harissa spice blend mixed with olive oil instead.

In Conclusion

These crispy smashed harissa potatoes are more than just a dish ; they are an experience., They are a reminder that simple ingredients , combined with a little creativity , can create something truly magical. So ditch the takeout menus and give this recipe a try. You might just discover your new favorite comfort food , one that is bursting with flavor and personality.,

But this recipe is just the beginning. It is an invitation to experiment, to add your own personal touch. Maybe you swap the harissa for smoked paprika, or top it with crumbled feta cheese and a drizzle of honey. Whatever your twist, share it in the comments below! Let us create a community of potato enthusiasts, swapping tips and tricks, and celebrating the endless possibilities of this humble spud.

And hey, if you make this recipe and absolutely love it (which, let us be honest, you probably will!), snap a picture, tag me on social media, and tell me all about it. I love seeing your culinary creations and hearing your feedback.

Remember, food is all about connection, about sharing experiences and creating memories. So grab your loved ones, fire up the oven, and get ready to create a flavor explosion with these crispy smashed harissa potatoes. Happy cooking!

P.S. Do not forget to leave a comment and let me know what you think! And if you have any questions, I am always happy to help. After all, that is what the food community is all about – sharing knowledge and passion for deliciousness.

Alex John
Alex Johnhttp://hygienetimes.com
Hey I'm Alex, one of the guys behind Hygiene Times. l know how to make delicious Recipes and I will use this website to teach you how you could do the same.


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