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09-14-2008, 02:56 PM
I just found this recipe on the Pioneer Woman website and ohmygod, it looks so good!

Crash Hot Potatoes

New potatoes (or other small round potatoes)
Olive oil
Kosher salt
Black pepper
Rosemary (or desired herbs)

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add as many potatoes as desired and cook until fork tender.

On a sheet pan, drizzle olive oil (or spray with PAM). Place tender potatoes on cookie sheet leaving plenty of room between each potato.

With a potato masher, gently press down on each potato until it slightly mashes. Rotate the masher 90 degrees and mash again. Brush the tops of each potato lightly with olive oil (or spray with PAM).

Sprinkle potatoes with kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper and fresh chopped rosemary (or chives or thyme or whatever).

Bake in a 450 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

scrumptious pics (http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2008/06/crash-hot-potatoes/)

09-14-2008, 03:04 PM
I LOVE making this. It's so simple yet so amazingly delicious.

09-14-2008, 03:41 PM
I've made a version of this recipe for many years and they are sooooo good! The recipe I was given had a lot of oil in them but I found, like your recipe, that you just don't need that much. I also use garlic powder on mine but I think anything goes.

The other good things to remember are that first, you don't need the new potatoes. If they're not available, any size will do, just cut them into quarters before boiling.

Also, the version I had, used the boiling pot to smash the potatoes up a bit. After boiling, drain the potatoes and put them back into the pot and just shake them around fairly hard. They break up and smash up a bit and these are the parts that get really yummy and crispy in the oven.

I've used both methods and it's all good no matter which way you go!


09-14-2008, 05:45 PM
Sounds yummy, thanks for posting it!

09-14-2008, 06:11 PM
Absolutely yummy.....even did a version with whole mustard...still yummy

my husbands thanks you for reminding me about potatoes!Simple is good.

09-26-2008, 06:58 PM
Wow! Those look delish! Thanks!

09-26-2008, 07:24 PM
Wow! Thanks for sharing!!!

09-26-2008, 07:44 PM
That looks yummy! Thanks for posting.

09-26-2008, 07:54 PM
We make these a LOT ... they're yummy. And if you do use the small red potatos, you can actually eat 3/4 of them for one single serving.


09-26-2008, 09:29 PM
Can this be done with a sweet potato or yam?

09-27-2008, 10:45 PM
kitty - I've done it with sweet potatoes. Pretty good.

The red potatoes are even better though.

10-05-2008, 06:19 PM
Oh man those sound sooooooo gooooooood! How am I suppose to control myself and lose weight eating these things :):).

Yea, I know, it's all about moderation and NO butter:)

10-19-2008, 10:22 PM
Made these tonight, and they were amazing! I don't eat potatoes very often (we're pasta/couscous and rice lovers) but I'll definitely be making these again. I didn't even use anything special to season them, just some dried "all-purpose seasoning."

10-31-2008, 11:00 AM
I made these 2 nights ago.

Thanks Glory for this very easy, incredible recipe. They were simply divine!!
I used mini dutch butter potatoes that I got from Trader Joe's.
It tasted so decadent...I used a spray garlic olive oil that I picked up at TJ Maxx's. It didn't need much oil at all!
So yummy!!

11-03-2008, 10:51 PM
Made these and the whole family loved them!! THANKS
Think I will try Zeffryn's idea and try it with the sweet
potatoes next..yummy!

11-05-2008, 03:15 PM
Yummy! These sound so good, I think I'm going to have to give them a try.

11-05-2008, 04:22 PM
I love these. I saw them on the Pioneer Woman's website and made them that same day. They've become a staple in our house now. They're so yummy and they help satisfy my potato craving.


11-05-2008, 05:02 PM
YUM! That looks and sounds brilliant. I'm a sucker for potatoes.

11-05-2008, 05:15 PM
I made these yesterday and served them with fat free sour cream. Yummy!!! I'll be making these again. I just used a bit of sea salt on mine as I was too lazy to take all the herbs and seasonings out of the cupboard to find something else to sprinkle on. I used pan spray instead of the oil and no one complained. They'll just think that's how they are supposed to be. :D

11-05-2008, 05:51 PM
I made these the other night to serve with steaks for company. Everyone was "how do you make these?" It's embarrassing how easy they are!

11-05-2008, 09:02 PM
I just spent an hour on the PW website. Love it!!!! (thanks for a new time waster---although it is really good info....and she cracks me up)

11-06-2008, 01:01 PM
I just spent an hour on the PW website. Love it!!!! (thanks for a new time waster---although it is really good info....and she cracks me up)

I get caught up in her blog, too! I love it when I find a good blog!

11-06-2008, 08:26 PM
PW is one of the first websites I visit in the morning. I absolutely love her.

The crash hot potatoes are really great. They are on the menu this week, actually.

I just love how crispy and crunchy they are.

11-06-2008, 08:28 PM
We make these a LOT ... they're yummy. And if you do use the small red potatos, you can actually eat 3/4 of them for one single serving.


At first I read this and was like....Hot DA*N! I can eat three quarters of them!....and then realized you meant 3-4....definitely not as exciting ;)

11-07-2008, 09:50 PM
Wow, these sound delish - and we have lots of potatoes from DH's garden. And oh, yeah, like I needed another blog to read too.... BUt really thanks. :)

11-16-2008, 05:03 PM
Love the PW website!

I just had to try this for breakfast! I nuked one small potato. Put it on a piece of foil sprayed with OO. Put potato on foil, mashed as directed, sprayed with OO, salt, pepper, rosmary as directed. Stuck in toaster oven on 450 until browned. If you are only making one or two for yourself, this saves dishes, oven heat etc. Came out just fine!

12-30-2008, 09:16 AM
Glory I made these Friday night. Had lots of guests over. They were a HUGE hit. For me, they were perfect. I haven't eaten potatoes, other then sweet in a while. I was more then satisfied with one potato. Man they were good. I will definitely make these again and again. My kids couldn't get enough of them. And they too loved the website. Thanks a bunch.

12-30-2008, 10:14 PM
Glad you liked them, RR!!

12-31-2008, 05:11 PM
Not only do I love potatoes cooked this way, PW is now on my favorites - she's a riot!