If you have extra time, you can cook crispy potatoes without deep frying.
All it takes – riffing off the “po-ta-toes” scene in the movie “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” – is to boil ’em, smash ’em and bake ’em on a sheet pan.
This preparation is often called smashed potatoes because they are not completely pulverized, riced or whipped like mashed potatoes.
As opposed to mushy, mashed potatoes in a rabbit stew extolled by Samwise Gamgee in “The Two Towers,” smashed potatoes are a rustic dish with a crispy exterior and fluffy interior.
They can be seasoned