Crispy Peri Peri Smashed Baby Potatoes

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Crispy Peri Peri Smashed Baby Potatoes

This is a quick appetizer recipe and requires minimal ingredients. A popular spice mix Peri-Peri known as Piri Piri used widely in many recipes. It has a unique taste. In this recipe, I have used leftover readymade peri-peri spice mix.  

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :10 Min

Cook Time : 10 Min

Total Time : 20 Min


Serves : 4
  • 250 gms baby potatoes

  • 3/4 tbsp peri peri masala

  • 2 tbsp butter

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 2-3 nos garnish : lemon wedges


  • Thoroughly wash baby potatoes under running water for 3-4 times. Put them in a presser cooker; add 2 cups and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Close the lid and cook them for 2 whistles.
  • Allow pressure cooker to cool down before opening it. Take out the potatoes. Let them cool.
  • Place them on chopping board and cut into two halves. Using the palm of your hand slightly press the potatoes to flatten them.
  • Heat butter in a large nonstick pan. spread evenly.
  • Gently place the potatoes in a single layer. Sprinkle a small 1 pinch of salt. Don’t add more than a pinch as peri-peri masala already contains salt.
  • Cook them on a medium-low flame for 5-7 minutes from both the sides or until golden brown and crisp.
  • Add peri-peri masala. Toss it. sauté for few seconds.
  • Remove it on a plate. garnish with lemon wedges. Serve hot with any dip.