For Christmas dinner this year, we had grilled herb-crusted beef tenderloin with four dipping sauces, crash hot potatoes, creamed spinach, and salad. We didn't have a very big meal because we had had the breakfast casserole I posted elsewhere, along with cinnamon rolls and fruit salad for breakfast.
These potatoes were a highlight. I got the recipe from the Pioneer Woman website and made a few changes. They do have a decent amount of olive oil, but compared to other holiday potato recipes, they are not that bad. They go very well with steak and are easy enough for a weekday, but delicious enough for holidays.
Crash Hot Potatoes
Small red potatoes
Clean potatoes and boil in salted water until fork-tender. Drain. Preheat a rimmed cookie sheet in a 450 degree oven; drizzle with olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Place whole potatoes on cookie sheet and "crash" them with either a potato masher or a large fork. It's okay if they end up in pieces a bit. Drizzle a little more olive oil on top and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
Note: The potatoes can be boiled ahead of time and cooled if desired. You may need to cook them a bit longer.