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Smashed Potatoes with Crispy Capicola

Yields1 ServingPrep Time15 minsCook Time50 minsTotal Time1 hr 5 mins

Baked instead of fried, these Smashed Potatoes have a leg up on regular old French fries. They’re crispy and delicious and topped with a little cured ham to brighten your palate!

Pair Recipe with:
Mini Phyllo Cup Bites

Similar Colavita Recipes:
Mashed Potato Cups

 2 lbs small yellow potatoes
 1 tbsp plus ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt, divided
 4 tbsp Colavita Extra Virgin olive oil, divided
 Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
 ½ lb prosciutto or capicola, thinly sliced

Rinse the potatoes and pat dry.


Place the potatoes in a large pot.


Fill the pot with water until the potatoes are submerged and covered by 1 inch of additional water.


Add 1 tablespoon of the salt.


Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat and continue cooking until the potatoes are very easily pierced through by a fork, about 20 minutes.


While the potatoes cook, preheat the oven to 425°F and drizzle 1 tablespoon of the Colavita olive oil over a large, rimmed baking sheet. Brush the oil so it’s evenly distributed over the sheet.


Drain the potatoes and let them cool for about 5 minutes.


Evenly distribute the potatoes over the prepared baking sheet, and use a potato masher or a fork, gently smash each potato to a height of about ½ inch.


Drizzle the remaining 3 tablespoons of Colavita olive oil over the smashed potatoes.


Sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon salt and freshly ground black pepper.


Bake until the potatoes are golden on the edges, about 25 to 30 minutes.


During the last 5 minutes of baking, place a piece of prosciutto or capicola on top of each potato. It will crisp in the oven.


Remove from the oven sprinkle them with chopped fresh parsley, and serve hot.