Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Crash into me

Touch your lips just so I know, In your eyes love it glows so....

Sorry, sorry. Focus. Potatoes. Okay. These potatoes, known as Crash Hot Potatoes, come from The Pioneer Woman and have been circulating the blogosphere recently. In fact, so many people have made them that I felt I had no choice but to give them a try myself. They are super easy to make and taste good. (And despite what Joe may tell you, they look and taste nothing like a Chick-Fil-A waffle fries, but humor him and smile and nod, okay?) Maybe all the hype surrounding these ruined them for me though, because while they were good, they were really just baked potatoes. But who doesn't like potatoes?

Crash Hot Potatoes

New Potatoes
Kosher Salt
Black Pepper
Olive Oil
Fresh chopped Rosemary (I used Italian seasoning)

Begin by bringing a salted pot of water to boil. Add washed potatoes and cook until they are fork tender. Meanwhile, generously drizzle olive oil over a cookie sheet or baking dish (suited to the number of potatoes you’re cooking). When potatoes are finished cooking, place them on the cooking sheet or in the baking dish a few inches apart. Take a potato masher and gently press down on the potato until is slightly mashes. Turn the masher 90 degrees and mash again, ever so slightly. Don’t completely flatten the potato, though. When all of the potatoes are mashed, drizzle or brush olive oil over each one. Then salt and pepper them, adding the chopped rosemary at the end. Broil them at 450 degrees for about 20-25 minutes, until browned and crispy!


The Home Cook said...

I want to try these, just because everyone raves about them. It's good to know they're good, if not mind-blowingly great.

Joelen said...

Love these! These have been one of our fave ways to have potatoes... and its even better with cheese!

Kayla said...

Best song ever :)
Great side dish too!