Smashed thyme potatoes

  • Crushed mini potatoes with thyme Crushed mini potatoes
Skill level
Preparation Time
5 mins
Cooking Time
20 mins
Serves 2
Quick & easy
Side dish

This easy-to-make side dish really completes a meal.

No summer spread is complete without some crushed mini potatoes on offer; light, fluffy and filling - it really isn't a side dish which can be forgotten about.


  • 500g small Baby/New potatoes
  • 2 tbsp light olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 – 4 stalks of fresh thyme


  1. 1Give the potatoes a wash, put into a pan and cover with cold water then add a good pinch of salt.
  2. 2Bring to the boil, and simmer gently for 8 - 10 minutes or until the potatoes are almost cooked but still slightly firm (poke gently with a knife to test).
  3. 3Remove the pan from the heat and drain away the water using a colander.
  4. 4Allow the potatoes to cool slightly while you heat the olive oil in a heavy based frying pan.
  5. 5Add the potatoes to the frying pan along with a little salt and pepper.
  6. 6Stir gently then crush the potatoes lightly with a potato masher or fork so that they just split slightly.
  7. 7Cook on a medium heat for around 10 minutes until golden and crispy, turning occasionally.
  8. 8Add the thyme for the last 5 minutes of cooking to infuse the dish.