Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Crash Hot Potatoes

When I was retrieving the Jalapeno Poppers recipe from the Pioneer Woman's website, I came across these amazing looking potatoes. They're called Crash Hot Potatoes and they're an Australian recipe. How fun! And we all know my current obsession with potatoes, so I had to make these.

They are very very good and were quite easy to make. In fact, Joe pretty much did all of it just following the recipe. So there's no excuse for you to try it!

  • 16 small, round potatoes
  • Salt
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp thyme or rosemary sprigs (I went with rosemary)
Heat oven to 450 degrees - yes, hot. Don't peel the potatoes. Just put them into a pot of salted water, bring to the boil, and simmer for around 15 minutes until they'll take a fork without too much resistance. They should be just about cooked, without being soft.

Drain, and arrange on a lightly oiled baking tray or sheet. Use a potato masher (or the bottom of a cup because I don't have a masher) to squash each potato flat, until it is twice its original diameter.

Brush the tops with olive oil, and scatter with sea salt, pepper, and herbs.

Bake on the top shelf of the oven for 20 to 25 minutes until terminally crisp and golden. Serve hot.


Megan said...

Something so simple but yet sounds so delicious. I'm trying these for sure.

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