Schone Saudi Arabia


– 1 kg yellow and red potatoes

– 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

– 3 tbsp butter

– 1 tbsp minced garlic or fresh garlic


1. Preheat your oven to 200°C (400°F).

2. Wash and scrub the yellow and red potatoes thoroughly to remove any dirt. Leave the skins on for extra texture and flavor.

3. In a pot of salted water, add the washed potatoes. Bring the water to a boil and cook the potatoes until they are fork-tender. This usually takes about 15-20 minutes, depending on the size of the potatoes.

4. Drain the cooked potatoes and let them cool slightly.

5. On a baking sheet, drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil, ensuring it’s evenly spread.

6. Place the boiled potatoes on the baking sheet and use a fork or potato masher to gently flatten each potato. You want to create a rustic, smashed texture.

7. Melt the butter in a small saucepan or in the microwave. Stir in the minced or fresh garlic, combining them well.

8. Brush the melted butter and garlic mixture over the smashed potatoes. This will infuse them with a rich and savory flavor.

9. Drizzle the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the potatoes to help them crisp up while roasting.

10. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper to taste. For a hint of Italian flair, you can also sprinkle a pinch of dried chili flakes over the potatoes to add a subtle kick of heat.

11. Roast the potatoes in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy on the edges.

12. Once roasted, remove the potatoes from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.

13. These Italian Chili Smashed Roasted Potatoes are perfect as a side dish for various meals. They offer a delightful combination of creamy interiors and crispy exteriors, complemented by the richness of butter, the aroma of garlic, and a touch of chili heat.

14. Serve the potatoes as a fantastic accompaniment to grilled meats, roasted vegetables, or as a satisfying snack with your favorite dipping sauces.

Enjoy the rustic Italian flavors of these chili-smashed roasted potatoes that are sure to please your taste buds!