Recipe: Roasted Smashed Potatoes Verdict: Yummy This recipe was super easy. Just boil some potatoes. Then flatten them. I used a folded up paper towel. After flattening, season with olive oil, salt, pepper, etc. and roast in the oven. They were super yummy. I served them with a veggie protein, some peas and my homemade brown gracy. YUM! They would also be great as a finger food at a party, as suggested in the original recipe.