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