Saturday, August 2, 2008

Hot potato, hot potato

I love potatoes, especially roasted potatoes. I have a standby roasted potato recipe that I love, but I'm always looking for something new. I've seen this recipe for "Crash-hot Potatoes" floating around on a few cooking blogs lately and everyone raved about them, so I decided I had to try them. You should too. They're delicious and have the perfect combination of spices and texture. They were a perfect accompaniment to my Oven Fried Chicken Fontina. (Thanks, Annie. We loved it).

Crash-Hot Potatoes
From Pioneer Woman, adapted
Serves 2

6-8 small, round potatoes, skin on (I used baby reds)
Olive Oil
garlic powder
Chives (or Rosemary - whichever you like. I did half with each) - optional

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Add the potatoes to a large pot. Cover with cold water. Salt water & cook until the potatoes are fork-tender.

Meanwhile, drizzle olive oil in a cookie sheet or baking dish.

Drain potatoes and place on the cookie sheet or baking dish. Using a potato masher or a fork, gently squish each potato until they are smooshed down a bit.

Drizzle the tops of the potatoes with more olive oil.

Generously sprinkle each potato with salt & pepper. Add a dash of garlic powder to each potato.

If using an herb, sprinkle that on top.

Bake for about 20 minutes.


Joelen said...

This is one of fave ways to prepare potatoes! To save time, I microwave the potatoes until soft and smash them with the bottom of my glass before popping them in the oven. Our fave way to serve is to top them with cheese :)

annie said...

These look awesome, and I'm glad you liked the oven fried chicken fontina! Yay!