Crispy Salt and Vinegar Smashed Potatoes Recipe By Colorado Potato Administrative Committee
Recipe by: Comfort of Cooking

These scrumptious salt and vinegar smashed potatoes will be a huge hit at your next gathering.


  • 2 lbs. mixed petite potatoes
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt, plus more for sprinkling
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh chives


Prep Time: 10min | Cook Time: 60min
  1. Preheat oven to 450 °F.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Combine potatoes, 1 cup vinegar, and 1 Tablespoon kosher salt in a medium saucepan.
  4. Add enough water to cover by 1 inch.
  5. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.
  6. Drain and return potatoes to saucepan. Add butter and gently toss to coat.
  7. Transfer potatoes to prepared baking sheet, spreading them out in a single layer.
  8. Using a heavy mug or glass, smash each potato to about ½ inch thickness. Bake for 20 minutes.
  9. Remove potatoes from oven and turn over each with a spatula.
  10. Drizzle with olive oil and continue baking for 20 minutes more.
  11. Once baked, sprinkle with 2 Tablespoons vinegar, chopped chives, and additional salt and pepper. Serve hot. Enjoy!