Monday, March 24, 2014

Pioneer Woman Crash Hot Potatoes

So that is a pretty awful picture, but this is a wonderfully delicious side dish! It's a recipe from Pioneer Woman so of course it's fab. I did change it just a little, in a naughty sort of way. I drizzled melted butter over the crash potatoes instead of olive oil before baking. Naughty, but oh so good. You can switch the herbs to what ever variety you'd like. I used dried dill, because I served this side dish with Swedish meatballs and lingonberries and I thought the dill gave it a nice Scandinavian touch. I think Italian seasoning or just dried rosemary would be yummy.

Pioneer Woman Crash Hot Potatoes

12 small red potatoes or new white potatoes
olive oil
1/4 cup butter, melted
kosher salt
ground black pepper
dried herbs of choice (dill, rosemary, etc.)

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes and boil until they are very tender.

Generously drizzle a sheet pan with olive oil. Place tender whole potatoes on the sheet pan, leaving plenty of room between each potato. Gently press down on each potato with a potato masher, rotate the potato masher 90 degrees and mash again. Drizzle tops of crushed potatoes with melted butter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and dried herbs of choice. Bake at 450 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are browned and skins are crisped.

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