Smashed mini jackets

Serve these smashed mini jacket potatoes with our creamy chicken stew for a crowd-pleasing dinner. The dish also works well for a family New Year's Eve feast

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:1 hrs 15 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 162
  • fat 8g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 20g
  • sugars 1g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 2g
  • salt 0g


  • 12 small (not baby) potatoes, scrubbed
  • 4 garlic cloves, lightly bashed in their skins
  • 4 tbsp olive oil


  1. Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the potatoes in a large pan filled with cold salted water. Bring to the boil and cook for 15 mins until a cutlery knife can be inserted into the centre of a potato with only a little resistance, then drain and leave to steam-dry.

  2. Arrange the potatoes in a large shallow roasting tin, leaving enough space between each one so they have room to spread once smashed. Using the back of a large spoon or a fish slice, push down on each of the potatoes to make them crack open, then season. Heat the garlic and oil in a small pan and pour it over the potatoes. Roast for 1 hr, turning once, until golden and crisp, and serve with the stew.

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