Crispy Garlic Herb Parmesan-Crusted Smashed Potatoes

Tired of the same old mashed potatoes? Try the smashed version of these spuds for a crowd favorite! Use the air fryer for the perfect crispy potatoes on the outside that’s super soft on the inside! 5 simple ingredients, and BOOM! We have a winner!  

Prep time:

7 minutes

Cook time:

0 minutes

Total Cook Time:

7 minutes


1 lb baby gold potatoes 

2 tbsp EVOO

½ cup grated parmesan 

1 tbsp “Fern Gully” Garlic Herb Pepper Blend

1 tsp “Old Fashioned” Citrus Smoked Bourbon Barrel Sea Salt

Nutrition Information

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Step 1

Preheat the air fryer to 400°. Wash and thoroughly dry your potatoes. Cook the potatoes in the air fryer for 15-20 until fully cooked (pierce with a fork for reassurance). 

Transfer potatoes to a mixing bowl and toss with ½ of seasoned oil, grated parmesan and “Fern Gully” spice blend. 

Step 2

Gently smash the potatoes with the bottom of a glass or smasher to about ½ inch thickness. Brush the potatoes with any remaining seasoned oil. Place potatoes in the air fryer basket in an even layer or two. Cook at 400° for 15-20 minutes, flipping halfway through until desired crispiness. 

Step 3

Garnish with chopped scallions, grated parmesan cheese and finish with a sprinkle of “Old Fashioned” to taste. Serve it up!


Pairs well with spicy aioli!