I only like food without color, like potatoes, bread and pasta. Emma Roberts


Okay, I have a confession – I adore the Kardashians. And I’m not ashamed to say so. I wake up every morning and watch them work out on Snapchat, and then proceed to devour sometimes not-so-healthy breakfast of chocolate chip pancakes (I’m shameless that way), and then follow their (staged) antics through the day. Despite all that is said about them, I am quite in awe of them – a whole family (minus Rob) look so amazingly good, work out hard, raise so many children, live exorbitant lives, own multiple houses, and not a single millionaire male is around them to foot the bills. They do work hard – they just make it look like they don’t.

One day while stalking Kylie Jenner on Snapchat, and mind you, she does cook, she made these smashed baby potatoes that looked gorgeous and gobble-worthy. I had to recreate them despite not being such a big fan of potatoes. I guess it is true the Kardashian-Jenner sisters are trend-setters!


I highly recommend preparing double the amount normally required (I learnt the hard way!). The reasonable count per person is 3 mini potatoes – but this figure is a poor reference with a table full of hungry boys! As they are crispy and crunchy, like French fries, it’s hard to put a count on this.

These potatoes can be prepped in advance by boiling the night before and then put into the oven an hour before serving. They can also be crisped up a few hours earlier and then re-heated in the oven for a good 15-20 minutes. In short, planning is required when serving these up.

Wash and scrub the baby potatoes well before boiling. Once this is done, dry them out completely on a tea towel napkin. Then smash them with palms of your hand (it’s quite therapeutic). Drizzle with a good amount of olive oil, salt and pepper. Put them in the oven for a good 45 minutes and these are ready to be served as it is.

However I dress them up a bit with some za’atar and a thick mint garlic yogurt sauce. I served them as a side dish with the Moroccan Stew and rice.

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