Crash Hot Potatoes


This recipe is hugely thanks to my mother, as well as one of the best women I have ever known. She first introduced my family to this method of cooking roast potatoes when our families were having dinner together one night, and my mum adapted it in that magic way she does with so many things. Since then, I believe I’ve perfected this recipe and can now proudly share it so all you kids can make it and enjoy it yourselves: low FODMAP crash hot potatoes. 

Not only is this recipe great because it cuts down on the amount of time it takes to make a winning baked potato, but because the result will make it seem like you didn’t cut any corners at all. My low FODMAP crash hot potatoes are insanely crispy on the outside, soft and buttery inside, and you’ll wish they were the main dish instead of just a side.

Touch Points

The first thing you need to remember when making these low FODMAP crash hot potatoes, is to poke holes in the potatoes before you microwave them. I have forgotten once before, and trust me, cleaning exploded potato off the inside of your microwave is as good a reminder as any not to do it again.

Secondly, heating up the oil in the oven before you put your potatoes in is going to help you achieve heavenly levels of crispiness, so I would say it’s a must. If the oil is hot before the potatoes go in, it means the bottom of them start cooking and crisping up straight away, instead of soaking up the oil and just sitting in it until it gets to temperature.

Lastly, squashing the potatoes with a potato masher or something else with a flat bottom, like a mug, gives them their “crashed” appearance, and also helps them crisp up.This is because squashing them increases the surface area that’s in contact with the hot oil.



I love the simplicity of this recipe – you only need six ingredients (which can be cutdown to four if you don’t want to add the sage and butter) and potatoes are so wonderfully cheap you can be eating these on a budget! Serve them alongside your favourite protein, maybe with some steamed vegetables or a side salad, andI can almost guarantee you that you won’t have any leftovers. If you do, just pop them in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to 3days. You can enjoy them cold or reheat them!

Crash Hot Potatoes

Looking for the perfect low FODMAP side for your next dinner party? These Crash Hot Potatoes are a game-changer: crispy on the outside and buttery soft on the inside.



  • 5 small washed potatoes
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • handful sage (optional)
  • 2 tbsp butter (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C, and wash your potatoes under running water and dry thoroughly.⁠
  2. Pierce the surface of each potato a few times with a fork or a skewer (this stops them exploding in the microwave).⁠
  3. Place the potatoes on a microwave safe platter and cook them in the microwave on high for 15 minutes. If they are not fork tender, continue cooking at 5 minute intervals until they are.⁠
  4. Put half the olive oil in a roasting pan and place it in the oven for 5 minutes to allow it to heat up.
  5. When the oil is hot, remove the potatoes from the microwave and squash them with a potato masher or the bottom of a mug. Add them to the roasting pan and top with the remaining oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Bake the potatoes in the oven for around 45 minutes or until golden and crispy.
  7. Optional: just before serving, gently fry off the sage in the butter in a frying pan until slightly browned, and pour over the top.⁠

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