As real German Kartoffeln (= potatoes), of course, we can’t have enough potato recipes on hand. For example, you can already find recipes for mash, pancakes, salad, kumpir or hasselback potatoes on our blog. Today the preparation for smashed potatoes is added as well. For this, potatoes are first boiled until soft, then roughly smashed and finally, drizzled with a marinade, baked in the oven until crispy. Oh you great tuber!
We serve a sweet onion dip with our vegan smashed potatoes. For this, thin onion rings are browned very slowly in the pan. So they develop a wonderful sweetness by themselves. A little bit of sugar is added to caramelize it further. When the onions have cooled down, they are simply mixed with vegan mayonnaise and plant-based yogurt. And then the most delicious onion dip you’ve ever come across is ready.
Vegan Smashed Potatoes with French Onion Dip
- 1 kg potatoes, preferably small ones
- 6 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp rosemary, chopped
- 1 tbsp paprika powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
French Onion Dip
- 200 g vegan yogurt
- 100 g vegan mayonnaise
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil, e.g. rapeseed oil
- 3 onions
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/2 clove garlic, chopped
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- salt + pepper
- Wash the potatoes well with the skin on and put them in a saucepan with salted water. Bring to the boil at a high temperature, then turn the heat down and cook the potatoes with the lid closed for about 20 minutes until soft.
- Mix olive oil, rosemary, paprika powder, salt and pepper to a marinade.
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Drain the potatoes well, spread them on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and smash them with a potato masher (alternatively with the bottom of a plate or a bowl). Drizzle with the marinade and bake in the oven for about 35 minutes until crispy. Season again with salt and pepper.
French Onion Dip
- Peel and quarter the onions and cut into thin slices. Sauté in a large pan with the vegetable oil over medium to high heat until they are evenly browned. This can take 20-30 minutes. Stir every now and then.
- Add sugar and chopped garlic and fry for about 1 more minute. Then deglaze everything with the apple cider vinegar, stir well and pour into a bowl. Let cool down to room temperature.
- Add the yogurt and mayonnaise to the caramelized onions and mix well. Season everything with salt and pepper.
Song of the recipe:
Andi is still sad that he missed the indie folk band at Dockville Festival 2011 and has therefore not seen them live until today. The song 40 Day Dream can still be the song of the recipe.
(Would you like to listen to all the songs for the recipe? Find them collected in one playlist here)