Smashed Yukon Potatoes
Cristina Ferrare cooks with "Taste of Home" Editor-in-Chief, Catherine Cassidy.


  • 12 (about 3-inch by 3-inch) Yukon gold or yellow Dutch potatoes
  • 1 quart chicken stock, homemade or store-bought organic chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme, one snipped into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt
  • Crack pepper
  • Pinch of truffle salt (optional)


1) Place the potatoes in a large saucepan and fill with chicken stock, making sure the stock covers the potatoes by 2 inches. (If you’ve run out of the chicken stock, you can use water.) Bring to a gentle boil, and cook for 45 minutes or until the potatoes are soft enough to run a knife through the center. Drain the potatoes and pat dry.


2) With a wine bottle or olive oil bottle, gently smash the potatoes to flatten them slightly to break open the skins. Heat a skillet (preferably cast iron) for 5 minutes. Add the oil and let heat for 30 seconds. Add the smashed potatoes and fry for about 4 minutes or until the bottoms become crusty. Gently turn over; add sprig of the snipped thyme, and fry for 4 minutes. Turn off the heat, add butter, and sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper or truffle salt. Top with remaining thyme leaves and serve immediately.


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