Smashed Potatoes

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February 6, 2021

Smashed Potatoes 5 0 5 4
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs 50 mins
  • 15 mins

    2 hrs 50 mins

    3 hrs 5 mins

  • Yields: 6

Ingredients

12 baby red/russet potatoes

200g diced bacon

Herb and Garlic seasoning/salt

Fresh chives, diced

2T butter

1 cup grated tasty cheese

Directions

1Lay down a sheet of non stick baking paper in slow cooker

2Place whole baby potatoes in single layer, spaced out in slow cooker

3Cook with tea towel trick in place on HIGH for 2.5hrs or until tender when tested with fork

4Pan fry bacon for 10mins until crispy

5Using a potato masher, smash down each potato top to about half way down

6Top each smashed potato with a ½ tsp of butter, cooked bacon, seasoning, chives and finally cheese

7Continue to cook on high, with tea towel still in place, for 20 minutes more or until cheese melted through

8Use an egg flip to carefully lift out each topped potato to plate

Notes

1You can make as many as these tasty potatoes as you need or can fit in your slow cooker but I have based the measurements on 12 baby potatoes to serve 6 people.

2We have these as a perfect side dish to a BBQ night!

3You can also vary the toppings to anything else you may like so you never have to have the same versions more than once if you don’t want to!

4This recipe is also in our new book READY SET SLOW

Submitted by Paulene Christie

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9 Reviews

You can add them raw, they just won’t have that crispy bacon finish 🙂

Georgina

March 3, 2021

Do you need to cook the bacon or could you put it on raw like when you do hot dogs?

Janelle Stewart

February 19, 2021

I made these the other night, I mixed cream cheese, grated cheese, bacon and chives in a bowl and then spooned on top of each potato instead of butter and they were amazing 😋

Sarah

February 16, 2021

We love love loved these! Even my fussy 11yr old lived them. Will definitely be made here again ❤

Deanna Rankin

February 13, 2021

Made this tonight & added chopped onion to the bacon. Next time I will try a dash of cream on them. So yummo.

Daryl

February 10, 2021

Can someone please tell me what the tea towel trick is,thanks

Emma Whale

February 9, 2021

Just cooked tonight used bacon, mushrooms, carrot ,garlic and onion. A dollop of tomato paste on each spud then cheese. Bloody fantastic!!! My 2 toddlers ate as a meal, hubby and I had steakand corn cob as well but honestly this alone would be amazing as a light meal . Have shared my thoughts all over social media and will be back for more recipes!

Michelle

February 7, 2021

Cooked this recipe, without bacon, less cheese, with spring oniin & various herbs – it as delish! Served with lite sour cream. Yum!

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