Molly Makes Crispy Smashed Potatoes | From the Test Kitchen | Bon Appétit

  • Published on Jun 14, 2019
  • Join Molly Baz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she makes crispy smashed potatoes. A condiment made up of walnuts, anchovies, garlic, and red pepper flakes is the ultimate umami bomb, which is then spooned over the crispiest-ever smashed potatoes.
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  • Molly Baz
    Molly Baz 5 months ago +4985

    BRB, changing my IG handle to Thursty4Potates. Also please stay tuned for the end when I am the lucky recipient of Andy’s first ever compliment. Feeling blessed.

    • Jarmir Hung
      Jarmir Hung 18 days ago

      Do you want some screenshots?

    • Cindy S
      Cindy S 23 days ago

      @Brittney Bowne Exactly. They're all addicted to added sodium (not sure about Chris). Same with celebrity chefs like Ann Burrell - her food is inedible. I don't even USE any added sodium. Then again, my diet is 80% produce at least half raw. I only watch these for entertainment or some occasional technique tips.

    • Cindy S
      Cindy S 23 days ago

      @Sara R Pecans or you can try Brazil nuts which have a stronger flavor


      I though you were going to say you were changing your G string.

  • Dr Who?
    Dr Who? 2 hours ago

    8.49 who saw the palette knife “ fly” into the scene, do my eyes deceive me?🤔

  • Dr Who?
    Dr Who? 2 hours ago

    Can you do this recipe without walnuts? Allergic to nuts

  • Ras Alghul
    Ras Alghul 10 hours ago

    Molly is so cute

  • Ruach
    Ruach 13 hours ago

    I get the feeling this episode was only made because she was frustrated by having to make smooth mashed potatoes for the Thanksgiving episode.

  • PT KR
    PT KR Day ago

    *@**5:08**, Brad decides to give his face a bath IN THE KITCHEN SINK!!!*

  • Dan Lewis
    Dan Lewis 2 days ago

    Beautiful! and the potatoes look good too.

  • magnet131313
    magnet131313 5 days ago

    2 pounds, 1 cup. Gotcha.... ;)

  • Kim Long Tran
    Kim Long Tran 6 days ago

    I love this recipe. I make it EVERY Wednesday. And I will continue making it EVERY Wednesday until the day I die. Just wanted to stop by and let you know how much I love it.

  • Madison Jones
    Madison Jones 7 days ago

    Molly is the queen of only saying the first half of words...

  • Liz Hynes
    Liz Hynes 8 days ago

    What would you suggest if you are allergic to walnuts? I'm in love with this sauce topping idea however I can't use the walnuts.

  • Phospholipid bilayer

    A cup of salt in the pot. Plenty of salt on the potatoes before the oven. Anchovies in the drizzle. Salt in the drizzle
    I find it hard to believe that the dish won't be over powerd by salt.

  • tommyb1two3
    tommyb1two3 10 days ago

    Molly and her salt, LOL.

  • Marie Marianna
    Marie Marianna 12 days ago

    just missing few capers

  • Leighanna Perrin
    Leighanna Perrin 13 days ago +1

    Molly is my favorite. She's me... But like good at cooking. 😂

  • Gerard Lieb
    Gerard Lieb 14 days ago +1

    Dude. The idea of putting sc sour cream on the bottom is brilliant

  • Vanessa Martinez
    Vanessa Martinez 14 days ago

    I still love that apron! Let me know when you start selling it on the BA website. 😀❤️

  • joelouis321
    joelouis321 15 days ago +1

    2 things: 1) this looks absolutely delicious. 2) why on God's green earth would you specifically call out for COLD water when you're trying to boil it? Did you not take 10th grade physics? Every degree of cold makes it take that much longer to boil. I've heard there is a myth around this topic -- if you don't believe me, it takes 2 pots (the same size) and 10 minutes, in a test, to resolve a monumentally ignorant myth.

  • Jasmine Lea
    Jasmine Lea 16 days ago +3

    Molly is the sweetest, i laughed when she had them zoom in on her necklace

  • DrQuizzler
    DrQuizzler 17 days ago

    "Alex on the Street". I would totally watch that show. :)

  • MrBeatboxmasta
    MrBeatboxmasta 18 days ago

    2:22 Better hope the DEA isn't watching this.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 19 days ago

    “Ferociously thirsty”

  • Zelnoth
    Zelnoth 19 days ago

    5:06 Brad just casually washing his face in the sink.

  • Peanuts For Brains
    Peanuts For Brains 20 days ago

    Any suggestions for walnut replacements? This recipe sounds like the bomb, but I have a nut allergy so any ideas on what to replace them with or would the "dressing" be fine without them?

  • melody
    melody 20 days ago +4

    Is no one gonna talk about how Molly thought she was gonna drop her entire mic into boiling OIL? LMAO

  • Evan Raggio
    Evan Raggio 20 days ago +1

    Low key Molly could be replaced and the channel would be better her pallet is whack

  • Jarmir Hung
    Jarmir Hung 21 day ago +1

    is it true you use homophobic slurs on your steam account molly?

    • Jarmir Hung
      Jarmir Hung 21 day ago +1

      @Bismvth I've got some awesome screenshots.

    • Bismvth
      Bismvth 21 day ago +1

      hope she sees this king

  • Janelle Maiwald
    Janelle Maiwald 22 days ago

    I feel like Carla and Molly talk in the same way and have very similar styles in the way they explain things.

  • Peaches Jackofski
    Peaches Jackofski 22 days ago

    It’s 10.43pm. I’m so debating in my mind whether to go start these 😂

  • Natanel Arnson
    Natanel Arnson 22 days ago

    They're just trolling the comment section with that cup of salt.

  • al ravijn Balingit
    al ravijn Balingit 23 days ago +1

    are you making this video to spite us mash potato lovers.

  • Jordon Coffman
    Jordon Coffman 23 days ago

    New drinking game. Take a drink every time Molly adds salt.

  • Cindy S
    Cindy S 23 days ago

    You're thirsty because your addiction to added sodium is off the charts.

  • T Lee
    T Lee 24 days ago

    How surprising ... a thirsty girl on youtube

  • mochija_t
    mochija_t 24 days ago

    “Can you zoom in on my necklace- it says Tuna. That’s my dog!!” MOLLY YOU’RE SO PRECIOUS

  • Alondra DL
    Alondra DL 25 days ago

    Molly is definitely the salt queen always making sure her food is well salted in every video she’s in lol

  • Glen M Lj
    Glen M Lj 25 days ago +1

    "Oh look, Alex Delany and ere-bic, ey-rep eh-ep" - Molly Baz, 2019.

    Molly stutters too, apparently. Brad is not alone 😂😂.

  • A2BS
    A2BS 25 days ago

    Molly's slowly becoming one of my fav hosts tbh

  • ShappoBunny
    ShappoBunny 25 days ago +2

    Why didn’t they do this for thanksgiving???

  • Mindy Paige a walk through Torah

    We have a black chicken named Pepper. We call her Pep too....

  • MultiJellybones
    MultiJellybones 26 days ago


  • Jules Petteruto
    Jules Petteruto 26 days ago

    Molly really likes crispy potatoes 🥔

  • Rinzler
    Rinzler 26 days ago

    So I made this recipe for my friends and it was a SMASH! Pun intended. It was so successful, it was demanded at our annual Friendsgiving this year. Also, I'm now obsessed with Aleppo pepper and put it on everything. So thanks for that.

  • ILikeCHEEZ9
    ILikeCHEEZ9 26 days ago +4

    Lol so is this why she was pushing for crispy potatoes on the thanksgiving videos

  • Azelea Art
    Azelea Art 27 days ago +39


  • Kereru Wilson
    Kereru Wilson 28 days ago

    That smash technique is a game changer

  • Ruth Salinas
    Ruth Salinas 28 days ago

    Do the potatoes become soggy and lose their crispiness when placed on top of the sour cream and then topped with the dressing???

  • Janna Johnsrud
    Janna Johnsrud 29 days ago +1

    Please have Molly make a Shepard’s pie!

  • feistemania
    feistemania Month ago

    “its a great time to invest in aleppo”... it really isnt...

  • Kayla Stephens
    Kayla Stephens Month ago

    We love you molly! And we love all of your abrievs/mollyisms!!!

  • ターニャ
    ターニャ Month ago

    What this video should have been is just 3s of her smashing a potato.

  • Sun Hat
    Sun Hat Month ago

    "Just fork tender"? Um... I can stab a potato with a fork, straight out of the ground. Please explain more what "fork tender" means.

  • Taneone Giannini
    Taneone Giannini Month ago

    When you said 1 cup, my jaw hit the floor

  • Brandon Buehler
    Brandon Buehler Month ago

    Not sure it's a great time to invest in "aleppo."

  • hal lourious
    hal lourious Month ago

    I see, diet food ;)

  • Robin Betts
    Robin Betts Month ago

    Great recipe

  • Magus Trigger
    Magus Trigger Month ago

    Everything was great till you put golden raisens on that

  • Brooke Logan
    Brooke Logan Month ago

    can you do this with sweet potatoes?

  • combatLaCarie
    combatLaCarie Month ago

    I too like a nice cup of olive oil and salt :P looks tasty! :)

  • Christopher Dennis
    Christopher Dennis Month ago +4

    First time I've seen someone wash their face in one of the kitchen sinks, Brad.