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Crispy Smashed Potatoes with a Chipotle Aioli

Crispy smashed potatoes baked to perfection, topped with a garlicky chipotle aioli and freshly chopped cilantro.
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 8
Author: Nikole Goncalves

Ingredients

  • 8 yellow yukon potatoes peel on
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Optional: 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped

Chipotle Aioli

  • 1 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise I used veganaise
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • pinch of sea salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add potatoes into a large pot and cover with water and a pinch of sea salt. Bring water to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer potatoes uncovered for 25 minutes, until fork tender.
  • When there is about 10 minutes left of boiling the potatoes, preheat oven to 400F.
  • Drain potatoes and allow to cool slightly before transfer them to a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  • Using a potato masher, press down firmly on each potatoe about half way so you get a "smashed" look without it falling apart.
  • Drizzle about 1 tsp of olive oil on each smashed potatao and top with some sea salt and pepper.
  • Roast in the oven for 25-30 min until the tops are golden brown and crispy.
  • Allow to cool slightly before drizzling with chipotle aioli or just have it as a dip on the side.
  • Optional: Top each potato with freshly chopped cilantro and serve.

Chipotle Aioli

  • In a bowl or blender mix together all of the ingredients until well combined and store in the fridge for the flavours to intensive while the potatoes are roasting.

Notes

The Chipotle Aioli can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days.