Yum Peaceful Cooking: 1 Potato, 2 Potato, 3 Potato, Crash!

Monday, February 22, 2010

1 Potato, 2 Potato, 3 Potato, Crash!

Raise your hand if you've at least heard of these awesome babies....Crash Hot Potatoes

One....two...three...four....ya, quit a lot of you. Which doesn't surprise me since they are sooooo good! The first time I heard about them was a little over a year ago in one of the discussion forums over at BakeSpace. BobtheDude (actually, Bob is one of his cat's name...thats just the screen name he uses in BakeSpace) from CookingStuff was talking about them and how "wicked good" they are. He had heard about them from The Pioneer Woman / Cooking

Well...with that kind of review, I knew they were a must try!

And you know? I was not disappointed. In. The. Least! They are amazingly good... flexible in flavors and just way too much fun to make and eat.

I'm sure there are lots of posts about these potato wonders....but I have a fun, simple twist at the end...so stay tuned. I don't think you'll be sorry you did.

Get several potatoes....try and use ones that are about the same size

I usually use those yummy little red potatoes but this time I had some nice yukon golds that I found on sale.

Boil them in salted water until they are fork tender....how long? shoot, I didn't pay attention. Just keep an eye on them. But don't over do it. You don't want mush

Get out some goodies....olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic

Maybe even some bacon bits and onions

What ever you wanna see on your tater

Line them up on a well oiled cookie sheet

Then get out your potato masher or you can use the bottom of a glass and crash them taters

Oh ya....make a mess. A controlled mess cuz you wanna keep them as individual servings...but in a messy way

Now get out those goodies and season your crashed potatoes. Oil or butter, salt and pepper....etc

Btw...now is not the time to add sour cream. Cheese maybe but I didn't do that this time

Put them in a very hot 450' oven for about 20 or so minutes....until you have crispy edges and the taters are golden grown

And you end up with the loveliest, most tasty mess that just promises to satisfy any potato carb craving you could possibly have.

And when you make them I HIGHLY (I cannot stress "highly" enough) recommend that you make extra (and maybe hide them so they don't disappear) cuz you know what?

These Crash Hot Potatoes are awesome for breakfast


With a scrambled egg tossed on top

Now thats a breakfast I really look forward to.

Although I have to apologize for the horrible color in this picture....I had the camera on the wrong setting.

That'll teach me to take pictures before my morning coffee.

Printable Version (as seen in BobtheDude's BakeSpace Kitchen): Crash Hot Potatoes


  1. i think this would be a cathartic dish to make--smash and smush all your troubles away. the only trouble i'd have is keeping around leftovers long enough to recreate your awesome breakfast!

  2. I agree they are awesome!!
    Going to have to try your breakfast idea!

  3. Danielle,
    I wish I had one of these for breakfast right now. I could eat one anytime.

  4. I could definitely gorge myself on some of these potatoes right now;D I love that you served them with egg for breakfast- you are a girl after my own heart!

  5. I would be hooked instantly. Plus there is bacon involved so I am sold on this one.

  6. oh, I love those. Reminds me to make them this week. Yum!

  7. Heh, I was just suggesting these to someone on Twitter! That's hilarious. Looks great, but then you know I love them. :D

  8. I have made these, but it's been quite a while ago. They were good and I really liked them too!

  9. These are mouth-watering delicious! How great for breakfast! I think I'd be dreaming of them all night long.

  10. oh wow looks so good and fun to make!

  11. Have a been living under a rock??? I've never seen these! I must make them...tonight!!

  12. I like the egg addition, very creative. I could enjoy that.

  13. How perfect for breakfast! I have never heard of these either.. but my kids, seeing how they like to make messes, would love preparing these. And I know this is one crash I'd be ok with.
    Thanks for sharing!

  14. Looks fabulous... sorry I haven't been around for awhile, I moved to the US Virgin Islands (I still giggle when I say that) for six months, and it is taking awhile to get settled. But i do think I am caught up, and will be back reading each of your new posts as usual...

    Come take a look at my new blogs of Island life!

    Too funny on the taters... would take out a lot of frustrations!

  15. I only made them once and I don't know why, because they're "wicked good", indeed.

  16. Aren't these just the best things?? I love them!

  17. That is some starchy goodness! I love potatoes! :)


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