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Are potato smashers a food?

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Yes, potato smashers are a food made by boiling potatoes, smashing them into a flat pancake and then baking or pan-frying them. Many people also call potato smashers "smashed potatoes" or "Irish road kill".

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To make potato smashers, boil one to two young, small potatoes per person until they are fork-tender. Strain the potatoes and wait for them to cool. Once cool, lay the potatoes on a baking sheet. Using a potato masher or the palm of your hand, smash each potato into a flat pancake. Drizzle with olive oil, butter and any seasonings desired and bake at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. Alternatively, you can use a skillet to pan-fry the pancakes in vegetable oil.

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