Crash Hot Potatoes

October 17, 2013 2 Comments

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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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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