Tuesday Treats: Crashed Hot Potatoes

Aussie Crash potatoesWhen I saw this posted on FB, I thought YUM! And easy peasy. However… 😆

The poster’s idea of “drizzle” and mine are totally different. Use more olive oil. And don’t boil the potatoes until they’re too soft. Then I couldn’t find my potato masher. (I had an antique one but it’s missing in action.) I used a large fork which worked fine. And I didn’t have fresh herbs so I used what was in the cabinet–basil and parsley. Despite some of the goofs, they did turn out to be pretty darn yummy. So, here are the instructions just as I stole them off FB.

Just boil some baby potatoes (I used red) until fork tender. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Drizzle olive oil on a baking sheet, set potatoes on sheet and using a potato masher, gently smash each potato down, rotating masher both ways (so it looks like a thick cookie). Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt/pepper and sprinkle cut fresh herbs and garlic over each. THEN top with some lovely grated Parmesan cheese. Bake for 20 minutes. OMG…crispy on the outside, soft in the middle, salty, garlicky, herby and cheesy goodness. I need to make more now!!

Oh, I also used what we call “new potatoes” which are the small red-skinned ones. I need to have an Aussie character so s/he can introduce this dish in one of my books. 😉


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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