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Fried Smashed Fingerling Potatoes | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Super crispy gluten-free fried smashed fingerling potatoes with a soft center, sprinkled with smoked paprika and and served with chipotle mayo.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword fried smashed fingerling potatoes, papas bravas, potatoes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 3
Author Deana Larkin Evans


  • 1 lb fingerling potatoes
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 3/4 - 1 cup avocado oil
  • pinch salt
  • pinch freshly ground balck pepper
  • pinch smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp freshly chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp Sir Kensington's chipotle mayo


  1. Wash and scrub the fingerling potatoes.

  2. Fill a medium saucepan with 2 quarts filtered water. Add salt and vinegar and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the potatoes and bring to a boil. Let boil for about 7 minutes and then carfully remove the potatoes.

  3. Set aside and let the potatoes cool down for about 10-15 minutes. Cut the potatoes in half and then into smaller pieces. Place on a cutting board flesh side down and smash with a meat tenderizer.

  4. Heat the avocado oil in a large cast iron skillet until about 350 degrees F.

  5. Add the smashed potatoes in batches. Frying for about 4-5 mintues on each side. Carefully remove and place on a paper towel lined plate to remove excess oil.

  6. Place fried potatoes in a serving dish and sprinkle with salt, pepper, smoked paprika and fresh chopped cilantro.

  7. Serve with Sir Kensington's chipotle mayo as a dipping sauce.