Monday, February 8, 2010

PW's Crash Hot Potatoes

So, say "I" if you have never heard of Pioneer Woman...(((chirp, chirp))) Yeah, that's what I thought, of course you have! She ROCKS!
PW's Crash Hot Potatoes are one of those recipes that is truely so simple that you get the taste of the ingredients...nothing processed, nothing over the top or complicated. Simple and delicious. The thing I LOVE about these is the twist on how you cook them. I am a texture person and this not only gives you GREAT taste but you get crispy, crunchy, and tender all in the same bite. Don't let the simplicity of the ingredients make you hesitate. Seriously, try these hot little Austrailian babies!
  • 12 (depending on how may you would like to make) whole New Potatoes (or other small round potatoes. Yukon Gold would be divine!)
  • Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt, to taste
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • Rosemary (or other herb of choice) finely minced, 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 and place tender potatoes on the cookie sheet leaving plenty of room in between each potato.
With a potato masher, press down each potato until it mashes slightly (go about half-way to 3/4 the way through the potato). Rotate the masher 90 degrees and mash again. Brush the tops of eached crushed potato generously with more olive oil.
Sprinkle each potato with kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, and a sprinkle of finely minced Rosemary. Don't be shy about it!
Move oven tray to 2nd-to-the-top shelf position. Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and crispy.

This recipe has been linked up at:
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  1. I have been wanting to make these. I made her potato packets with the cream and they are good as well.

  2. Tina, these took me by suprise, they freaking ROCKED! The flavors, so simple, did AMAZING things together, and the texture was unbelievable!

  3. I make these using butter instead of olive oil and crumbled bacon and shredded cheddar instead of rosemary. Top with a dollop of sour cream and HEAVEN.

  4. These sound amazing, I love PW! So making this soon :)