Crash Hot Potatoes

by Carrie on June 10, 2008

I have saw Pioneer Womans blog a few times and actually recently made her Penne a la Betsy. I was talking to my step mother-in-law (Steph) this week via e-mail. And she sent me the link to pioneer womens blog and said these potatoes were great. I realized although I have heard of her blog, and tried one recipe the only reason I had was because I had heard about it on the nest.

I figure these potatoes would be perfect to go with our steak dinner for my dads birthday. We all LOVED these, I made enough for 4 per person and we easily could of eaten more. They have EXCELLENT flavor and are very easy.

Crash Hot Potatoes (From: Pioneer Womans Blog)

  • Red Potatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Herb of choice

Begin by bringing a pot of salted water to a boil.

Add in as many potatoes as you wish to make, and cook them until they’re fork-tender

Next, generously drizzle olive oil on a sheet pan.

This will mean the difference between the potatoes sticking and not sticking, so don’t be shy here.

When the potatoes are tender, place them on the cookie sheet…

…Giving them plenty of room to spread out.

Next, grab your potato masher and gently press down on the potato until it slightly mashes…

Then rotate the masher 90 degrees and finish flattening it. Of course, you don’t want to absolutely smash it into the pan—you want it almost to resemble a cookie.

Repeat until all are flattened. And really, I don’t know why you couldn’t use the bottom of a glass for this step if you don’t have a potato masher. The surface might not be as textured and interesting, but I think it still might work.

Next, brush the tops rather generously with olive oil.

Next, grab some Kosher salt. You can use regular salt, but I’d really recommend using kosher. It adheres to the potatoes more easily and really flavors them nicely without getting too salty.

Remember: potatoes need salt. Don’t skimp!

Be ye ever as generous with fresh ground black pepper.

Now, you can grab some chives…or thyme…or whatever herbs you have available.

Whatever herb you use, just chop it pretty finely and sprinkle over the top.

Now throw them onto the top rack of a very hot (450-degree) oven, and cook them for 20-25 minutes…

…Or until they’re golden and crispy and sizzling.

*recipe, and recipe text copied from Pioneer Womans Blog.

© 2008, Carrie. All rights reserved.

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1 Amy (Aggiesgirl06) June 10, 2008 at 11:58 am

OMG – I have been dying to try these!!! They look fantastic!!

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2 Melissa June 10, 2008 at 8:57 pm

Looks delicious! I plan on making these once the heat wave is over!

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3 Amber June 10, 2008 at 9:43 pm

Next time I goto the store I am buying the potatoes to make these bad boys! They sound sooo good.

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