Baby potatoes (about 5cm/2” in length) OR regular potatoes, cut into 5cm/2” chunks. Leave the skins on
Salted water (for boiling)
Salt and pepper
Other seasonings, you see fit.
Preheat oven to 200C/400F. Slick a cookie sheet with olive oil
Parboil the potatoes in the salted water. Drain and tumble onto the oiled cookie sheet.
Press the down on the potatoes with a spoon, fork or the bottom of a sauce pan. You can smash flatish or just press down enough to rough up the surface.
Sprinkle with salt, pepper and other herbs and spices as you see fit.
Drizzle more olive oil on top.
Bake for 20-30 minutes until the potatoes are cooked, with crispy brown bits.