Sunday, August 3, 2008

Crash Hot Potatoes

This recipe seems to make an appearance almost daily on my Google Reader lately so I thought I should give it a try. It's ok but I don't think it is worthy of a fantastic or yum-o. I really don't understand the popularity of this recipe in the blogosphere. I prefer regular baked potatoes fully loaded. But if you want to try something a little different you can certainly give this a shot.

Crash Hot Potatoes

- red potatoes
- season salt
- pepper
- olive oil
- herbs and seasoning (garlic, rosemary)

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. This will mean the difference between the potatoes sticking and not sticking, so don’t be shy here.
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.
6. Repeat until all are flattened.
7. Next, brush the tops rather generously with olive oil.
8. Next, sprinkle the salt, pepper, and herbs on top.
9. Now throw them onto the top rack of a very hot (450-degree) oven, and cook them for 20-25 minutes. Or until they’re golden and crispy and sizzling.

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