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Garlic Butter Crispy Potatoes

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Some of the best crispy roasted potatoes ever, this garlic butter crispy potatoes recipe with smashed insides and crunchy skins are a garlic lover’s dream.

Baked to perfection, these internet-famous potatoes only need a few simple ingredients for mouthwatering results.

internet famous potato recipe.

Why you will love making crispy roasted potatoes

Delicious side dish for weeknight dinner: Carbed up and filling, there is no doubt that potatoes (over salad recipes) are a much-preferred family favorite. 

Everyone loves good potato side dishes: While a baked potato recipe will always be a time-honored classic, oven-roasted potatoes are the type of potato I prefer! With crispy edges and soft buttery centers, this recipe is welcome at the dinner table. 

Where did Viral Crispy Potatoes come from?

We initially saw this on viral TikTok video creator @Daenskitchen. She has some delicious recipe options, and we suggest checking out the video below and following her for more just like this. 

Would we make crispy smashed potatoes again? 

As food bloggers, we are no stranger to smashed red potatoes or a similar crispy creamer potatoes recipe. Chalk this tiktok recipe up for another tremendous viral side dish recipe that left potatoes crispy on the outside and soft inside. Very good. 

The only thing it needed after baking was a little more salt.  

Ingredients

  • small gold potatoes – The baby potatoes package we used said “24 ounces of honey gold bite-size potatoes.”
  • Butter – Because this recipe already has salt, we suggest using unsalted butter.
  • Virgin olive oil
  • roasted garlic clove –  This is the freshly oven-roasted garlic recipe we used. I used two whole heads for these crispy potatoes, which were nice and garlicky. 
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • chopped fresh parsley
crispy smashed potatoes in oven.

How to make TikTok Garlic Butter Crispy Potatoes

  1. BOIL POTATOES FIRST – Place potatoes into a large stock pot or saucepan and fill with cold water, making sure the water is at least 1″ above the potatoes. Heat over medium-high heat for about 30-40 minutes or until potatoes are soft when a fork is inserted in the center. Please note that this varies depending on how large the potatoes are, and they can be done a lot quicker if tiny. 
  2. Drain hot potatoes and let stand cool or refrigerate for 30 minutes to cool. 
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. 
  4. Place butter and oil in a skillet and heat over medium heat until melted.
  5. Stir in the garlic cloves and cook for one more minute. Remove from heat.
  6. Toss potatoes into the butter mixture and stir to coat. Transfer potatoes onto the prepared baking sheet. 
cast iron potatoes with fresh garlic and butter.
  1. Using the bottom of a glass, gently press down on each potato to flatten to about 1/2″ thickness.
  2. Spread potatoes out so they are not touching (single layer), and drizzle any leftover garlic butter mixture onto the potatoes.
  3. Season with salt and pepper. 
  4. Roast for 40 minutes or until crispy exteriors are hot. Top with chopped fresh parsley before serving with an optional side of sour cream.

Seasoning Tip: Flaky sea salt, cayenne pepper, chili powder, and pepper flakes bring some unexpected and delicious flavors to ultra seasoned potatoes. 

smashed crispy potatoes that are oven baked.
crunchy smashed potatoes recipe.
5 from 2 votes

Garlic Butter Crispy Potatoes (TikTok Viral)


Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Garlic Butter Crispy Potatoes smashed and oven-baked with FRESH garlic cloves – TikTok Internet Famous Recipe – Delicious and Easy Potato Side Dish.

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper

Ingredients
 

  • pounds small gold potatoes boiled and cooled
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • roasted garlic cloves smashed
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

Boil Potatoes

  • Place potatoes into a large stock pot or sauce pan and fill with water, making sure the water is at least 1" above the potatoes. Heat over medium high heat for about 30-40 minutes or until potatoes are soft when a fork is inserted in the center. Drain potatoes and let stand to cool, or refrigerate for 30 minutes to cool. 

Roast Potatoes

  • Preheat oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  •  Place butter and oil in a skillet and heat over medium heat until melted.
  • Stir in garlic cloves and cook for 1 more minute. Remove skillet from heat.
  • Toss whole potatoes into butter mixture and stir to coat. Place potatoes onto the prepared baking pan. 
  • Using the bottom of a glass, gently press down on each potato to flatten to about 1/2" thickness.
  • Spread potatoes out so they are not touching and drizzle any leftover garlic butter mixture onto potatoes.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Roast for 40 minutes or until crispy and hot.
  • Top with chopped fresh parsley before serving. 

Notes

This recipe requires prep. Boil potatoes to fork-tender and roast fresh garlic cloves. Jarred garlic cloves can be used in a pinch but the freshly roasted ones are worth the time. Instructions are in full post for this method and we have a full article on it. 
Other seasonings that go great on smashed potatoes are pepper flakes, chili powder, paprika, and flaky sea salt.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 736mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 28IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg

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