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Smashed Potatoes with Black Garlic Mayonnaise

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Twice cooked potatoes are irresistibly crunchy, add a creamy black garlic mayonnaise and they become finger-licking good.

Try elevating the humble potato with black garlic mayonnaise. Forget your go-to hot potato bake or boring potato salad; these twice cooked potatoes will take a little longer, but with minimal effort, you’ll be amazed at how scrumptious they taste. Paired with a simple black garlic mayonnaise, and you have a vegetable dish to please even the fussy eaters.

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Smashed Potatoes with Black Garlic Mayonnaise

Crunchy Smashed Potatoes with Black Garlic Mayonnaise

Smashed potatoes are a versatile and delicious side dish that can be served on many occasions.

  1. Family Gatherings: Whether a casual weekend get-together or a festive holiday meal, serving smashed potatoes alongside roasted meat, salads, or grilled vegetables can be a comforting and crowd-pleasing choice.
  2. Dinner Parties: Smashed potatoes with black garlic mayonnaise can elevate your dinner party menu. They provide a rustic yet sophisticated touch to the meal.
  3. BBQs: Smashed potatoes are an excellent choice for outdoor gatherings. They complement grilled meats, burgers, and sausages perfectly. Plus, you can top them with cheese, herbs or bacon pieces.
  4. Brunches: Smashed potatoes can also make an appearance at brunch gatherings. Serve them alongside eggs, bacon, and toast for a hearty brunch option that will satisfy your guests’ appetites.
Black Garlic Mayonnaise and Smashed Potatoes

Making Smashed Potatoes with Black Garlic Mayonnaise

Black Garlic Mayonnaise is a winner every time.

The addition of black garlic adds depth and complexity to mayonnaise, making it a versatile and sophisticated accompaniment to a wide range of dishes. Spread it on a sandwich to enhance the flavours of roasted meats or grilled vegetables. Use it as a dipping sauce for crispy fries, chicken nuggets, or tempura. Drizzle it over grilled seafood or vegetables for a burst of flavour. The black garlic mayonnaise will lend a touch of luxury and culinary creativity to any dish it accompanies, turning a simple meal into a memorable culinary experience.

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Smashed Potatoes with Black Garlic Mayonnaise RECIPE

Smashed Potatoes with Black Garlic Mayonnaise

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time2 hours
Course: Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Keyword: black garlic, black garlic mayonaise, garlic mayonaise, potato salad, Smashed Potatoes
Servings: 8


  • large saucepan
  • large baking dish
  • salad bowl
  • small jug


  • 1.5 kg baby potatoes unpeeled
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup whole egg mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspn black garlic puree
  • baby spinach leaves
  • 2 spring onions finely sliced
  • chives


  • boil unpeeled potatoes in large saucepan of water with a teaspn of salt, cook until just tender but not falling apart
  • drain potatoes well and allow to dry for a few minutes then lay in large flat baking dish
  • break potatoes into pieces (smash them) with a fork
  • drizzle with oil, dot with butter then sprinkle with salt and a little pepper to taste
  • bake in oven on Low temp (150C) for 1 – 1.5 hours or until brown and crunchy
  • lay some baby spinach leaves in base of salad bowl, top with crispy potatoes then sprinkle with spring onions
  • serve with black garlic mayonaise, garnished with chives

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  • blend mayonnaise, sour cream and black garlic puree together in a small jug
  • add lemon juice to taste


Smashed Potatoes with Black Garlic Mayonnaise

Top Tips:
  1. Drain potatoes well before laying in baking dish; watery potatoes will not crisp up.
  2. Try to spread in a single layer, otherwise they will steam and not crisp up.
  3. I recommend oil and butter as the butter browns them and oil crisps them.
  4. I prefer to baking long and slow as they go crispy without burning around the edges; there is no time limit on when they are done. 
  5. Leave in the oven (turned down) until ready to serve. I haven’t had much success in reheating them as they loose some of their crispiness.
  6. Serve as a complete potato dish with black garlic mayonnaise drizzled over the top. Or spoon black garlic mayonnaise into a small serving bowl and allow diners to dip or spoon over as desired. 
  7. If serving as a finger food use larger potatoes as they do shrink in the oven.
  8. Time saving advise: boil potatoes but do not smash ahead of time.  Smash, drizzle and bake an hour before guests arrive.

Black Garlic Mayonnaise with Smashed Potatoes

How to Make Smashed Potatoes with Black Garlic Mayonnaise

What is the healthiest part of the potato?

Although it is generally thought that the skin is the healthiest part of potatoes, this is not the case.  The flesh of a potato is rich in various nutrients, such as Vitamin C and Vitamin B, including folate.  Minerals such as potassium and small amounts of iron and magnesium can also be found in potato flesh.  Whilst the skin is a good source of fibre which aids digestion, it also contains antioxidants which can have potential health benefits.

Should I begin the boiling process with hot or cold water?

Placing potatoes in cold water and gradually bringing the water to boiling point allows the potatoes to cook more evenly. This helps to prevent the exterior from overcooking while the interior remains undercooked. It is essential to have an evenly cooked potato to enable it to be broken up and smashed.

What are the different types of potatoes good for?

Potatoes are split into 3 different classifications: starchy, waxy, and all-purpose.
Starchy potatoes obviously have a high starch content but a lower moisture and sugar content. Their dry skin absorbs oil and becomes crispy when baked. They are perfect for baking or frying. Examples: Sebago, Golden Delight, Russet.
Waxy potatoes are low in starch but high in moisture. They become soft when cooked but hold their shape, making them perfect for stews and casseroles. Examples: Kipfler, Red Rascal.
All-purpose potatoes fall between starchy and waxy. They are the most versatile of all potatoes as they can be roasted, mashed, pan-fried, and used in stews and soups. Examples: Coliban, Chat, Desiree

Black Garlic Mayonnaise for Smashed Potatoes

YUMMY Smashed Potatoes with Black Garlic Mayonnaise


Smashed Potatoes with Black Garlic Mayonnaise

Don’t be put off by the amount of time smashed potatoes take to cook. I am all about ‘Meals made easy’, and these are easy! Simply boil, smash, drizzle, bake. Whilst baking you’ll have plenty of time to attend to other components of your meal or, better still, enjoy the company of your guests. Serve it as a complete salad with Black Garlic Mayonnaise dressing or as a snack with BG mayonnaise as a dipping accompaniment. 

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