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Fried Smashed Potatoes with Meyer Lemon Dressing in a blue bowl on a white napkin with a spoon nearby
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5 from 2 votes

Fried Smashed Potatoes with Onions and Meyer Lemon Dressing

Amazing smashed potato recipe that's fried in onions then drizzled with Meyer Lemon Dressing! Perfect for holidays, special occasions or any day you crave a fabulous side dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 492kcal


For the Potatoes:

  • 3 lbs baby potatoes
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 cup onions slivered on a mandolin
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley

For the Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon meyer lemon juice regular is fine
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • ½ teaspoon salt

For the Garnish:

  • Zest of 1 to 2 meyer lemons


For the Potatoes:

  • Use a large pot, pop in the potatoes and cover with water. Place on stove and bring to a boil. Cook for about 20 to 25 minutes, they should be fork tender.
  • Remove and drain potatoes.
  • Allow to dry for about 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Take your palm and gently press down on the potatoes to break the skin and flatten them a bit.
  • Place a cast iron skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and onions. Cook the onions for about 5 to 7 minutes, until the start to soften. You can remove the onions and set aside.
  • Now place the potatoes in the pan, you'll likely do about 2 or 3 batches depending on the size of your skillet. Cook for about 5 to 8 minutes on each side. They should start to turn brown and soften up some more.
  • Once you get all the batches down, pop them all back in the skillet with the onions and cook over medium low heat for about 2 minutes to just warm everything back up.
  • Remove and place in a bowl.
  • Sprinkle with parsley.

For the Dressing:

  • In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix the ingredients together and whisk till thoroughly combined.
  • Pour over potatoes.
  • Garnish with the zest of a meyer lemon or two.
  • Serve with a big old I cannot eat one serving smile!


Recipe slightly adapted from Giada's Fried Smashed Potatoes with Lemon


Calories: 492kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 313mg | Potassium: 1502mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 75.7mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2.9mg