Hot Crash Potatoes

From Pioneer Woman Cooks - everyone is making these and had me drooling with each post I read about them! I have tried various methods of obtaining crunchy potatoes in the past, but these were extremely crunchy on the outside with a soft inside, the perfect texture to compliment the chicken I made for dinner! Paul loved them and I know he'll be requesting these again and again! Thanks Pioneer Woman for the inspiration and sharing the delicious recipe!

  • New Potatoes (or other small, round potato) (I actually cut thick rounds of Idaho potatoes and it worked well!)
  • Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Whatever herb(s) you like (I used basil, rosemary, parsley and chives from my "garden")

Begin by bringing a pot of salted water to a boil. Add in as many potatoes as you wish to make, and cook them until they’re fork-tender. Drain.Next, generously drizzle olive oil on a sheet pan.Place the potatoes on the sheet pan and grab a potato masher, gently press down on each potato, then turn the masher 90 degrees and mash gently the other way forming almost a cookie-like shape.Next, brush the tops rather generously with olive oil.Next, season the potatoes with lots of salt, pepper and any herbs you wish.Now throw them onto the top rack of a very hot (450-degree) oven, and cook them for 20-25 minutes…(My oven required about 30 minutes - probably because the potatoes were Idaho and a little thicker)


Joelen said...

Weren't they fabulous?! They are in my potato rotation going forward :)

Mommy's Kitchen said...

I have been dying to try those ever since i saw them on the PW site. My husband said they looked so good. I have to make a point of making them maybe next week. Glad you liked them.


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