Crash Hot Potatoes

These were the most delicious potatoes I've ever had, I swear! In Australia they're called Crash Hot Potatoes, I don't know why (any Australians have some insight?), whatever the name, they were SO awesome! And super simple, 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!!
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Shonali Thomas
Shonali Thomas

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Originally from Sonoma County, Shonali's love of food began at a young age in her backyard “mud kitchen”. She published her first cookbook, Shonal’s Kitchen, The Eclectic Home Chef in 2007. She then began experimenting with different spices and started creating blends to cook with. In 2009, SplenDishes by Shonali was born and since then she has expanded her product line to carry gourmet sauces, spice blends, mustards, jams, jellies, chutneys and specialty items. You can find SplenDishes products at local farmers markets, on the shelves of local gourmet grocery stores and online at SplenDishes.com.



2 Comments

Mary
Mary

July 05, 2016

Best when small potatoes are used. Large ones that are cut up before boiling tend to fall apart when smashed.

Mandy Brown
Mandy Brown

October 20, 2013

The Term ‘Crash Hot’ is Australian Slang meaning First-Rate, Excellent or The Best. I Prefer to say BLOODY AMAZING!! These Are A MUST TRY!!

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