Liz Miu’s crispy smashed potato gem salad recipe

Ben Robinson
The Nightly
1 Min Read
Liz Miu's crispy smashed potato gem salad.
Liz Miu's crispy smashed potato gem salad. Credit: Supplied

TikTok sensation Liz Miu’s crispy smashed potato gem salad has gone viral online with more than three million views — and for all the right reasons.

Here, Miu shares how to make it and she settles the debate over how healthy it is once and for all.

“It’s definitely a salad,” she says.

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400g potato gems/tater tots

Juice of 1 lemon

1/2 cup mayo

1/4 cup Greek yogurt

1 tsp dijon mustard

1 tsp wholegrain mustard

1 clove garlic, minced

1/4 cup chopped dill

3 tbsp chopped parsley

3 tbsp chopped chives

1 Lebanese cucumber, deseeded and finely diced

1/2 red onion, finely diced

1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper

(I use plant-based everything)


  1. Preheat oven to 20C and bake potato gems for 10 mins to soften. Remove from oven.
  2. Spray the bottom of a flat-bottomed glass with a little olive oil and use it to smash all the gems. Season with salt and return to oven for another 30 minutes until crispy.
  3. Mix all other ingredients in a large bowl to make the sauce. Let potato gems cool for 5 minutes so they stay crispier. Pour all the gems into the sauce and mix. Serve immediately. This will eventually get soggy so don’t wait too long.

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