Jul 12, 2018 (Last updated Sep 12, 2021) by Hannah Sunderani
Time to fire up your oven because these potatoes are coming at ya hot! This recipe is for my Garlicky Smashed Potatoes with Harissa Yogurt, and it is ON FUEGO. Made by roasting potatoes in garlic and olive oil and dipping into a tangy and spiced harissa yogurt, you are going to lose your mind over this one.
I made these smashes potatoes last week, and it took every fibre in my being not to face plant into the platter before taking some shots for the blog. I literally I had to keep a few spares to the side and dip and munch as I went, because the aroma of perfectly fried potatoes and spicy dip was too intoxicating to resist. It’s a miracle I didn’t drool over the entire plate.
I love this roasted potato recipe because it is a crowd pleaser with the vegan skeptics. I mean, who doesn’t love a perfectly roasted potato infused in garlic and drizzled in oil? There is a reason why potatoes are a point of pride across the nation – and I’m pretty sure it wasn’t the vegan community who made it famous. Whether you’re young or old, vegan or not, there is nothing as welcoming and comforting as tucking into a perfectly salted, hot and crunchy potato. These smashed potatoes are no exception. It’s dead impossible to turn down this plate being passed your way at dinner, and near impossible to continue passing it along to the next person anxiously waiting.
For the dip, I’ve mixed Indian harissa spice with soy yogurt, garlic and citrus lime. It is dynamite. It makes the perfect pair to these potatoes being spicy, but also tangy and refreshing. (Side note: If you prefer not to use soy yogurt, you can also use coconut yogurt or plain almond yogurt. But I really liked the soy version).
The whole platter is generously sprinkled with sea salt, more olive oil to drizzle, and fresh basil. You’re welcome for that. It’s a simple combo sent from the heavens. I’m thinking this roasted potato recipe should be coined “summer side of the year” because it’s certainly a plant-based recipe worth sharing.
I really can’t say anymore about this beautiful baked potato recipe than you’ve got to try it too. I’ve no doubt you’re going to fall hard for this one. Now, whose up for a round of hot potatoes? It’s time to go to town on these taters.