Crunchy new potatoes

Crunchy new potatoes

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(77 ratings)

Ready in 30 mins


Serves 4
Jazz up potatoes for no-fuss entertaining

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal137
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.03g
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  • 12-16 small-medium new potatoes, unpeeled
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 tsp paprika



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Boil the potatoes for 10 mins, then drain well. Arrange on a baking sheet, then crush each one lightly with a potato masher. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with paprika, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Bake for 20 mins until crispy.

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7th Oct, 2019
I've done these lots of times and in addition to the paprika have used garlic salt, Chinese 5 spice and just salt and pepper. Using a fork to score deepish ruts along the potato tops is much more controllable than the spuds flying around the kitchen using a masher! Usually roast for about 30 minutes, but they don't mid if your guests are late and have to be cooked for longer.
1st Jan, 2019
These came out great, but I felt the potato masher tip provided in the recipe did not add anything to the roast potatoes
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Jo Purser
30th Mar, 2018
Easiest way slice the potatoes place on an oiled baking tray spray with butter oil and cook on 200 for 30 mins perfect !!!
5th Mar, 2018
These potatoes are fantastic! So quick and easy and will stay in the oven until everything else is cooked. They just get crispier and crispier! I deliberately give them a good squash at the start as the little bits are the best parts of the potato. A real winner.
5th Feb, 2018
These were very good and very simple to prepare. I was worried that they wouldn't be fully cooked so halved one or two of the larger ones. However they were all fine at the end of the cooking time. I will definitely be making again.
7th Apr, 2017
Top marks!
13th Mar, 2017
Top Marks!! I put them on the bottom shelf after the 20 minutes because my other dish wasn't ready but still they were beautiful and so pretty versatile with the cooking times. I thought I might have over salted them but when I served them they needed a little more. I would recommend to anyone of any skill level - don't dismiss this recipe because of the extra stage of pre boiling!
3rd Mar, 2015
They looked good, were very tasty and no hassle - which is the part I like. Will definitely do again. Thank you :-)
26th Oct, 2014
So easy and so delicious, with or without the paprika. Very adaptable for different occasions, try it with your roast dinner.
20th Apr, 2014
Delicious! Par-boiled for 10 mins and then in a 200C oven for 1 hour, with rosemary and garlic. Absolutely fab!


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4th May, 2016
Loved this simple recipe but only gave 4 stars as I changed the timings - I boiled them for about 15 mins and roasted for about 40 mins. They were lovely and I'll definitely do them again! Though with a stock cube sprinkled over instead of paprika as my kids aren't so keen...
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