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".
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.