Salt-and-Vinegar Smashed Potatoes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
Adding a hefty dose of vinegar to the cooking water infuses a lovely tanginess throughout these potatoes. When crisping them, make sure to flip often for even browning without any burning or charring. Don’t worry if the potatoes fall apart a bit as they get flipped — the little craggy bits will get extra crunchy.


  1. Put 1 1/2 pounds baby potatoes in a saucepan; cover with 2 cups water and 1 1/2 cups white vinegar plus 2 pinches of salt. Reduce to a simmer and cook until tender, 12 to 15 minutes; drain. Toss on a baking sheet with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Flatten with a spatula and drizzle with 2 tablespoons more olive oil; season with salt. Broil, flipping, until crisp all over, 15 to 20 minutes.