Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Crash Hot Potatoes

I saw this recipe on Pioneer Woman, and thought it looked absolutely delicious. Last night, we tried these for the first time and were VERY happy with how they turned out. They take a bit more time than other potato preparation methods, but they are well worth it. The recipe basically involves cooking the potatoes, crushing them on a baking pan, and then seasoning and baking them.

In all honesty, this isn't a huge departure from how we often cook potatoes - by dicing them, tossing them in olive oil and seasoning (often times salt, pepper, and rosemary), and then baking them. But, the pre-cooking and subsequent mashing seems to add a lot to the texture of the dish.

Crash Hot Potatoes
recipe from Pioneer Woman

Potatoes (small/medium size)
Olive oil
Kosher salt

  • Boil potatoes in salted water until fork-tender
  • Coat a baking sheet with olive oil
  • Place potatoes on baking sheet and crush with potato masher (we don't have one, so I used a large serving fork)
  • Brush potatoes with more olive oil
  • Liberally salt and pepper the potatoes, sprinkle with chopped rosemary
  • Bake at 450° for 25-minutes

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