Appetizers/ Vegetables

Sizzling Smashed Potatoes with Garlic, Dill, Curry and Smoked Paprika – Great Appetizer!

Inspired by White on Rice Couple

Sizzling Smashed Potatoes with Garlic, Dill, Curry and Smoked Paprika

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  • 2 lb. small white potatoes (Baby Yukons or other fingerling potatoes), washed and scrubbed 
  • 1 tsp salt for boiling potatoes 
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp curry powder 
  • 2-3 shallots, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 tsp dry dill or 2 Tbs. chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup yogurt or sour cream, for serving
  • fresh mint for garnish



In a small bowl, combine together curry powder, dill, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Set aside.


Put the potatoes and salt in a medium pot, add water to cover the potatoes by 3 inches and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and gently cook the potatoes until they are tender when pierced with a fork, 15 minutes. Drain well and let it cool.


After potatoes have cooled enough to handle, smash them with the flat side of a chef knife. In a large sauté pan over medium heat, add the olive oil. Add the shallots and garlic and sauté about 3 minutes. Gently arrange potatoes in a hot pan, season well with curry-dill mixture and sear each side of the smashed potatoes for about 2-3 minutes, or until they are golden and crispy. 


Serve immediately with fresh mint leaves and sour cream or yogurt.


To preserve the nutritional value of potatoes, they should be cooked in their skins, or scrubbed rather than peeled. When choosing potatoes, make sure they are firm and well-shaped with smooth tight skin, preferably organic.

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    September 10, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    This also would be a great side dish instead of mashed potatoes, for a change..

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    September 11, 2012 at 12:07 am

    You are so right, Medeja! My ten years old girl was asking for this dish-) She had it with roasted chicken. I think it is very good side dish, indeed!

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    September 11, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    What a lovely presentation! This is such fun way to serve potatoes.

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    September 12, 2012 at 2:47 am

    I would eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner: never get tiered of potatoes! 🙂

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook
    September 12, 2012 at 5:39 am

    This looks wonderful Yelena! I'm a big potato eater and garlic, dill, curry, paprika… oh this is a must try, and will cook very soon!

    p.s. the title "curry" has typo. 🙂

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    Thyme (Sarah)
    September 12, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Smashed Potatoes have such a fun ring to them. I remember seeing this on R on W Couple's blog. Lovely shots of a simple rustic side dish!

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    September 12, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    A perfect appetizer and/or side dish that would pair with most any entree, great recipe and presentation, Yelena!!

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    Ana y Blanca
    September 26, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Acabo de descubrir tu blog, me encantan tus fotos. Un abrazo.


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    marla {Family Fresh Cooking}
    December 19, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Love this! Linking back to this post in an upcoming FFC post 🙂

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    April 22, 2014 at 5:11 am

    You have a wonderful blog!!

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