Smashed Potatoes

1 kg small potatoes
vegetable oil

Place the potatoes in a large pot and fill it with water to cover the potatoes with 3 cm water. Bring to a boil and cook until they are easily pierced with a toothpick, about 25 minutes.
Drain in a colander and shake of as much water as possible. Pat dry with a tea towel.
Spread the potatoes on a dry tea towel and leave to air-dry and cool enough so that they are easy to handle.
Crush the potatoes by pressing down on them with a spice bottle (or anything with a flat bottom like a glass).
Pour 4cm of vegetable oil into a saucepan set over medium-high heat and wait for the oil to heat up.
Fry the potatoes in batches to avoid over crowding in the saucepan.
They are ready after 2-3 minutes and when they are crispy and beautifully golden.
Drain on paper towel before placing on a serving platter.
Sprinkle with salt and serve immediately.

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