Thursday, January 28, 2010

Crash Hot Potatoes

12 whole New Potatoes (or Other Small Round Potatoes)
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Kosher Salt To Taste
Black Pepper To Taste
Rosemary (or Other Herbs Of Choice) To Taste

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add in as many potatoes as you wish to make and cook them until they are fork-tender.
On a sheet pan, generously drizzle olive oil. Place tender potatoes on the cookie sheet leaving plenty of room between each potato.
With a potato masher, gently press down each potato until it slightly mashes, rotate the potato masher 90 degrees and mash again. Brush the tops of each crushed potato generously with more olive oil.
Sprinkle potatoes with kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper and fresh chopped rosemary (or chives or thyme or whatever herb you have available.)
Bake in a 450 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
I used basil and fresh Parmesan cheese. I also think garlic would be really yummy. They were really good!

1 comment:

  1. Oh yes, these are delicious!!

    but you have to kind of over-cook your potatoes, or they won't smash right. mine just fell apart in blobs. whatever, they tasted great! I seasoned them with jsut EVOO, Kosher salt and fresh crack pepper --Yum!