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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Crash Hot Potatoes

Here is another recipe from the Pioneer Woman. It may sound simple, but I don't have a problem with simple - I actually like a simple recipe if the results are delicious, which these are. I made the full recipe thinking that we'd have a lot leftover . . . turns out we didn't! These were so tasty that Bob and I kept going back for more until they were gone! I think I even pushed the main dish aside in favor of more potatoes :)

These are my submission to this month's Side Dish Showdown. I have made a real effort to make more side dishes this year, even though it's tough for me. This is yet another potato, but for so long I was a little intimidated by potatoes that once I got on a roll, I just kept going!

Side Dish Showdown Blogger Event

I can't remember what I served these with, but it was definitely some type of chicken. These potatoes would go perfectly with steak too!

Crash Hot Potatoes

12 whole new potatoes or other small round potatoes
3 Tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
Rosemary or other herbs of choice (I used chives), to taste

Preheat oven to 450F.
1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add a generous amount of salt. Add potatoes and cook until fork-tender.

2. On a sheet pan, generously drizzle olive oil. Place tender potatoes on the cookie sheet leaving plenty of room between each potato.

3. With a potato masher, gently press down each potato until it slightly mashes, rotate the potato masher 90 degrees and mash again. Brush the tops of each crushed potato genouersly with more olive oil.

4. Sprinkle potatoes with kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper, and fresh chopped herbs.

5. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes until golden brown.

Source: Adapted from The Pioneer Woman Cooks


  1. I *love* crash hots. I've been making them a lot ever since I saw the post at PW. Heh, I actually just made two yesterday to put on a sandwich. ;)

  2. I'm actually very intimidated by mashed potatoes, but these I could do. And I can tell they must be delicious. I think chives and garlic would be really good.

  3. These look wonderful. I've never made them but your post has convinced me I'm missing a real treat. This is my first visit to your blog. I really like what I found here. I'll be back often to see what you are cookin' up. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  4. These look really good! I see lots of people making them but haven't tried them yet. Thanks for sending them to the Showdown! And turkey would be fine for the burger.

  5. I think Giada had a similar recipe on her show this past weekend. I have been thinking about them since.

  6. Looks great! I am a huge fan of potatoes virtuallu any way. I bet these would be great toped with a sprinkling of feta cheese!

  7. I saw these on PW cooks, and made them too. They are delicious, and so , so simple.
    They are also good with a bit of pepper jack melted on !

  8. I love Ree! Looks like you did a great job with her recipe!

  9. i've made this recipe and love it! the pioneer woman is awesome :)

  10. These are such a great way to serve potatoes to guests - yum!

  11. Awesome side dish.
    Great combination of flavours.
    Loved your photos too x

  12. PW just has some of the best recipes. Simple or not...they are always good. These are no exception. They look so crispy and delicious!


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