Sunday, December 28, 2008

Crash Hot Potatoes

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
Kosher salt
Olive Oil

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.


Alison... said...

I read Kristen's blog and meant to ask her what Crash Hot Potatoes were... thanks for the recipe, looks simple!

Even I could hand this one.

Stephanie Carnes said...

You definitely could make these - really easy and good!

Kristen said...

And yummy!