Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Crash Hot Potatoes

If you haven't visited The Pioneer Woman's blog, you are seriously missing out. She's always posting interesting stories, nifty photoshop tricks and amazing recipes. Here's one that I'm making for dinner tonight:

Crash Hot Potatoes:

Ingredients: New Potatoes (or other small, round potato), Olive Oil, Kosher Salt, Black Pepper, and whatever herb you like.


1. Begin by bringing a pot of salted water to a boil.
2. Add in as many potatoes as you wish to make, and cook them until they’re fork-tender.
3. Next, generously drizzle olive oil on a sheet pan.
4. When the potatoes are tender, place them on the cookie sheet giving them plenty of room to spread out.
5. 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.
6. Next, brush the tops rather generously with olive oil.
7. 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. Add pepper as well.
8. 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.
9. Now throw them onto the top rack of a very hot (450-degree) oven, and cook them for 20-25 minutes.

And done!

For step by step picture instructions visit here.

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