Who invented smashed potatoes?


Novice Foodie
Hey all, got a fun food history question: Who invented smashed potatoes? These rustic, crispy-on-the-outside, fluffy-on-the-inside delights seem like a modern twist on traditional boiled spuds, but is there a chef or cuisine we can credit? Curious about the backstory of this now-popular dish. Anyone know its origins?
Well, it's a bit hazy, but it seems they've sprung from the tradition of mashing boiled spuds. Different cultures likely played a part in shaping them into the beloved dish we enjoy today! 🥔🌎
Smashed potatoes are believed to have originated in Sweden, where they are known as "råraka." However, the concept of smashed or crushed potatoes has been adapted and popularized in various cuisines around the world.