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Spicy Smashed Fingerling Potatoes for #SundaySupper

Spicy Smashed Fingerling Potatoes | Magnolia Days

Cooking is a process. Simmering, roasting, freezing, blanching, baking, and frying are just some of the way food is prepared for consumption. The blending of ingredients through these processes combines flavors and textures to give a taste experience different from the individual components. As with many things in the modern world, some of those processes are done for us to make food more convenient. Science and technology allow convenience food to be produced that will last for months or years. We utilize many convenience products in our home cooking. However, what if we explored going back to basics with using only unprocessed food? It is what I did with these Spicy Smashed Fingerling Potatoes.

Spicy Smashed Fingerling Potatoes | Magnolia Days

How is unprocessed food defined? There are various answers to that question. For me, it is any food or product available that the ingredient list does not have mystery chemicals or products you cannot purchase as an individual food item at the grocery store or market. Strictly unprocessed would be too extreme and difficult for most people including me.

Spicy Smashed Fingerling Potatoes | Magnolia Days

Spicy smashed fingerling potatoes are made with unprocessed ingredients. Potatoes, jalapeño pepper, and parsley are tossed with a dressing made of olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, jalapeño, garlic, onion, honey, and mustard. Seasonings are simply salt and pepper. The dressing soaks into hot potatoes through the gaps in the skin made by smashing them. Be sure to gently toss the potatoes because they will easily break apart.

Spicy Smashed Fingerling Potatoes | Magnolia Days

Are you interested in more unprocessed food recipes? Scroll down to find a big list of ones by Sunday Supper contributors. Also look at my Golden Morning Glory Muffins for a delicious breakfast. Oh, and special thanks to DB aka Foodie Stuntman of Crazy Foodie Stunts for hosting this event.

Spicy Smashed Fingerling Potatoes | Magnolia Days
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Spicy Smashed Fingerling Potatoes

A recipe for Spicy Smashed Fingerling Potatoes. Warm fingerlings are smashed and tossed with fresh jalapeño slices, parsley, and a spicy dressing.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Renee


  • 1 1/2 pounds fingerling potatoes
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper divided
  • 2 jalapeño peppers
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced sweet onion or shallot
  • 1 garlic clove about 1 teaspoon, minced
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed chopped fresh parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Slice any large potatoes in half lengthwise. Toss potatoes with 1 tablespoon olive oil, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place potatoes on a baking sheet.
  3. Roast until golden brown and tender, about 30 to 35 minutes, tossing once during roasting. Use a heavy spatula to lightly flatten (smash) potatoes.
  4. Make the dressing while the potatoes are roasting.
  5. Thinly slice 1 jalapeño pepper (using a mandoline recommended). Place jalapeño slices in a large bowl.
  6. Seed and mince remaining jalapeño pepper. Place in a blender along with lime juice, sherry vinegar, onion, garlic, honey, mustard, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Blend on high speed until liquefied.
  7. Reduce blender speed to low and slowly pour in remaining 1/4 cup olive oil.
  8. Place smashed potatoes in the bowl with jalapeño slices. Add parsley.
  9. Pour dressing on top. Gently toss to combine (potatoes are soft so be careful or they will break apart). Allow to sit 10 minutes before serving for potatoes to soak in dressing. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

A recipe for Spicy Smashed Fingerling Potatoes. Warm fingerlings are smashed and tossed with fresh jalapeño slices, parsley, and a spicy dressing.

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Recipe Rating

Becca from

Saturday 11th of October 2014

I love the extra kick from the jalapeno. These sound awesome!


Tuesday 14th of October 2014

Thanks Becca


Tuesday 7th of October 2014

Those are some crazy AWESOME flavors--I really love them! And i love how handy these potatoes would be to munch on. Great share!


Tuesday 14th of October 2014

Thanks Ala

The Wimpy Vegetarian

Monday 6th of October 2014

These look just wonderful, Renee. I love the combination of potatoes and mustard - just a perfect combination!


Tuesday 14th of October 2014

I completely agree. Thanks Susan

Cindys Recipes and Writings

Monday 6th of October 2014

Mustard and potatoes are so good together! Honey and jalapeno make these taters sing!


Tuesday 14th of October 2014

They sure do! Thanks Cindy

Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen

Monday 6th of October 2014

I was so glad to hear you say that eating strictly unprocessed would be darn near impossible. I thought maybe it was just me that felt that way. I am the same way though, if I can't pronounce and ingredient, or have any clue what it is, not buying it!! I have got to make these potatoes soon! I love the unexpected spicy twist you have added!! These would go fab with my quinoa patties :)


Tuesday 14th of October 2014

I'm glad to not be the only one who would have a hard time doing strictly unprocessed. I think these potatoes would go good with your quinoa patties too.