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Crash Hot Potatoes

Both Brian and I liked these Crash Hot Potatoes a lot. These potatoes were awesome, cooked through with lots of crispy edges after 25 minutes in the oven. Thanks to aingealnacistin and mellybrelly for posting about these!

It was also easy to set it up so we had 2 sides to go with whatever entree I was cooking on the stove top.

Order of operations:
- Preheat oven to 450F.
- While oven heats, prep the Roasted Asparagus and set aside. DON'T put it in the oven yet.
- Prep these potatoes and pop in oven if it's hot enough.
- Prepare the entree (sometimes I pick something quick to make, other times I just heat up leftovers)
- After the potatoes have been in their 20 minutes, add the asparagus to roast in there too.
- Finish making the entree and pull the asparagus and potatoes from the oven when they're ready (maybe 5-8 minutes for the asparagus)

small photo of Crash Hot Potatoes

Crash Hot Potatoes

4 red potatoes (more if you like)
olive oil
kosher salt
black pepper
1 tsp dried rosemary

  1. Preheat oven to 450F

  2. Add salt to a pot of water and bring to a boil.

  3. Add in however many potatoes you want and boil them until they're fork-tender. I used 4 red potatoes and it took 20 minutes.

  4. While potatoes boil, prepare a roasting pan. I like to lay down some foil to make cleaning up easier. Drizzle olive oil on pan so potatoes don't stick to it.

  5. When potatoes are tender, spread them out on the prepared roasting pan.

  6. Use your potato masher to gently mash down a bit. Then rotate the masher 90 degrees and finish flattening the potato down so it looks kind of like a lumpy cookie. Repeat until all potatoes are flattened.

    photo showing how to mash the potatoes

  7. Brush tops generously with olive oil. Salt and pepper generously.

  8. If using herbs, chop herbs finely and sprinkle over the potatoes.

    potatoes ready to go into the oven

  9. Now put potatoes in the pre-heated oven on the top rack for 20-25 minutes until they're golden and crispy and sizzling.

    Crash Hot Potatoes

Spotted this a few places:
http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2008/06/crash-hot-potatoes/ (originally from The Pioneer Woman)

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mmm, they are good, I haven't had them for a while.

"And then fitfool cut your mother into little pieces and used a metal utensil to smash her to a pulp, put her in a pot, added butter, cooked her, stirring her often and when she was hot and creamy scooped her out of the pot with a large metal spoon onto a ceramic bowl, which was placed on the dinner table next to a bowl of hot gravy. She was then eaten !!!"

Yummm! Thanks for sharing the recipes. Will try them sometime. I've done grilled asparagus drizzled with olive oil & herb seasonings, but have to try them on the oven.

Okay, you may actually get me cooking. That looks really yummy.

That is making me hungry right now.

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