Smashed Roasting Potatoes

Smashed Roasting Potatoes

Whew! It’s Friday!!

Thanks goodness too! This week has been sort of a weird one for me.

Let me explain…

On Tuesday, I started feeling a little strange towards the end of the day. Didn’t think much of it, my allergies have been bothering me quite a lot.

I went and mowed at our pretty house because well, all the rain in New England made the weeds in my yard feel like they needed to grow about 4 feet.

While I was mowing a cop drove up to our house asking me if I had seen anything suspicious because some suspects had been rummaging through mail on my street! #WHATTHEHELL??

Anyways, needless to say Patrick and I had some items that were opened but nothing of importance thank god. The officer said the people were looking for checks, bank statements, etc. What is wrong with people?

I headed home for the evening…took my shower, ate some food to refuel and then went to bed early because I was a bit tired.

*sidenote: is anyone else super pumped for So You Think You Can Dance – Season 10 this year besides me?!! Loving it so far, it was one Tuesday and Wednesday this week. end sidenote*

I woke up on Wednesday morning and I felt strange. I got up at my normal time to work out in the morning (*ahem* 4:45am) and I looked in the mirror and my face was all sorts of jacked up! Like it seriously looked like a professional boxer had taken some swings at me, maybe…oh I dunno maybe like 30 times.

I was puffy and my eyes were almost swollen shut…it was SO bizarre. Needless to say I stayed home from work, because my vision was blurry and I was in all honestly scared to be driving.

Now, keep in mind that I have pretty bad allergies. Hay fever in the Spring is terrible for me, but I have never ever had anything like that happen before so I thought maybe I was having some sort of allergic reaction to something. So, I loaded up on benadryl.

Thinking to myself that if I get drugged up with benadryl, it’s gotta help right?!


I woke up on Thursday morning and it was WORSE!!! Seriously you know the guy in The Goonies that’s sorta big and says “heeyyy you guysss!!“. Yea that is pretty much what I looked like.

Because of this development I thought it was high time I went to the doctor to see what the ef was going on. Clearly I couldn’t live with it the way it was. I had so much pressure on my face, I felt like it was going to burst.

I was able to get an appointment and they said, “woah, well that’s not normal.” …no shit, it isn’t?? Wow, thanks so much doc!

They pumped me up with a shot while I was there to help with the inflammation and sent me home with steroids for week!

What the heck?! Steroids? Does this mean I can do more burpees this week?? ๐Ÿ˜‰ just kidding, just kidding!

Needless to say after getting the shot and getting loaded up with steroids, I finally started feeling better after 48 hours of being completely miserable.

I am back at work today, but only for half day because I am taking vacation this afternoon.

If you look at it at the standpoint that I haven’t actually BEEN at work most of the week, however I was still working at home even when I was seeing 2 computer screens because of the blurriness, it wasn’t so bad.

However, I am SO glad that I am finally getting back to normal a little. I still feel terrible and they don’t have a good idea of what is going on. I am going to be taking it easy breezy tonight. Laying on my butt and hopefully getting better in a jiffy!

Today my recipe is one that we made on Mother’s day that you just HAVE to try. So amazing!

If you aren’t a big potato person, try it with different kinds of potatoes, like sweet potatoes, OR just vegetables in general. The flavors will be amazing either way I promise.

Oh, and don’t forget the sour cream dipping sauce k?

It makes it ๐Ÿ™‚


Smashed Roasting Potatoes
Recipe Type: Side Dish
Author: RavieNomNoms
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Cook time:
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Serves: 4
These potatoes are so easy to make and completely full of flavor. Fun to make with kids for sure!
  • 1 lb small roasting potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons roughly chopped chives
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 425ยฐ
  2. Boil potatoes in salt water until tender, but not cooked completely as they will be going in the oven.
  3. Drain and let cool until you can handle them.
  4. On a jelly roll pan that has been coated with cooking spray, smash potatoes so they are flat. You want the outer edges to be cracked.
  5. Brush with olive oil and garlic, make sure each potato is coated. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Bake for about 25 minutes, turning once or until golden brown.
  7. For the dipping sauce, combine the salt, pepper, chive and sour cream and chill until you are ready to serve the potatoes.
Serving size: 1 cup potatoes & 2 tablespoon Sour Cream Calories: 215 Fat: 12 Carbohydrates: 29 Sodium: 16 Protein: 4


Have a great weekend everyone! Enjoy the weather!


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  1. I love potatoes but I don’t enjoy them nearly enough. I can almost smell these guys coming out of the oven…yum!

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      Tell me about it! I feel like I hardly ever eat potatoes anymore! It is a real shame.

  2. You poor thing… what on earth happened to you to make you have such a horrible reaction. Did the doctors ever figure it out… or just treat the problem. That’s really scarey. I am glad you feeling better and hope you’re 100% by Saturday. I also hope those goons that were messing about your street get caught.. how frightening and such an invasion of privacy.

    Love these roasted potatoes… they look so yummy… I can almost taste how good they must have been. ๐Ÿ™‚

    PS… I got all my chickpea giveaway stuff… LOVE IT!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      Yay! I am so happy that you got the giveaway stuff!!

      I know, strange on all counts this week!

  3. Hahaha love the Goonies reference. And also loving these potatoes.


    and I love SYTYCD

  5. Oh, how weird!! So he never really said what was wrong? Sure does sound like some sort of allergy. I’m glad it’s going away though. We’ve had some mail thefts too, the development is putting in locking mailboxes. One of our neighbors had all of their outgoing Christmas Cards (over 100 of them!) stolen from the mail box,the police said the theives were looking for checks. She hadn’t sent any checks, but can you imagine the amount of work in all the cards?? So frustrating.
    LOVE the potatoes! I don’t eat potatoes all that often, but truth be told, I could eat them each and every day. I’m saving this recipe for one of those emergency days when I need my potato fix!
    And SYTYCD… YES! Liv and I taped it, will hopefully get to watch this weekend. She dreams of trying out one day!! One of the girls from our studio made it to choreography last season!
    Feel better Raven!!

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      They just basically said it was TERRIBLE allergies, but I have never had anything like that before in my life. It was so weird! I am still taking some meds at the moment for the swelling but at least it seems to be better! ๐Ÿ™‚

      That is SO awful about your neighbor! What is wrong with people?! I don’t understand it. I know how much work it takes to write all those out, I do quite a few too, but I never send checks haha. Makes you scared about sending money in the mail :-/

      I tape it too! That way I can go back and zip through all the commercials! haha ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Raven that is absolutely crazy! Glad you’re back to normal, so bizarre! On a happy note those smashed potatoes with the chive sour cream sounds AMAZING! Yumm!

  7. Don’t you just love the irony of the doctor’s office saying โ€œwoah, well thatโ€™s not normalโ€ – would you be there if it was? I hope that you are starting to feel much better now. Is it possible that something bit you and you were allergic? We had the same thing with the mail in our street, so we ended up getting a mail box. I have never put anything in the box for the mailman to pick up anyway, but I was more concerned about those stupid letters you get offering credit cards – thieves love those too. I am a big fan of potatoes in every form, and this form looks amazing.

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      Haha, it is always a trip going to the doctor and getting information you already knew. Most of the time I avoid going because they never tell me anything I don’t already know, but when things get really bad and I need meds that’s when I start knocking at the docs door!

      Ugh, I can’t believe that this mail thing is common, so terrible!

  8. Feel better! I once had an allergic reaction to something and had to spend a week on steroids. Not fun. ๐Ÿ™ Anyway, eat more yummy, comfort food potatoes. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      ICK! It isn’t fun! I am nearing the end of my steroids thank goodness. They make me feel kinda weird haha

  9. Poor gal!
    Hope those delicious roasted potatoes have brought you some comfort!

  10. Those potatoes look awesome!! Nothing better than crispy potatoes.

    I feel you on the allergies. I’ve never had quite that reaction but I know what the “my head is going to explode” part feels like. It AIN’T fun! Glad you’re feeling better!

  11. Whoa! Glad you are feeling better!

    These potatoes look delish, I need to try cooking them this way.