Crispy Smashed Potatoes....YUMM-O!!! Boil small red potatoes in salt water until soft, 20 to 30 minutes. Smash them on a thin layer of olive oil in pan, top with more olive oil, salt, pepper and anything else you want(I use rosemary& thyme). Then bake them at 425' on lowest rack until browned and crunchy. About 20 minutes.