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Crash Hot Potatoes

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Serves | Prep Time 2-3 minutes, if even | Cook Time 35-45 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

This recipe has been talked about a lot lately, so I figured I would post it here to share with everyone. I saw it on Pioneer Woman Cooks a couple months ago and she got it from an Australian reader of hers. This is possibly the greatest potato side dish ever. Ever. They are simple and incredibly versatile. You don't have to use the garlic butter, you can match them to whatever you are eating with stuff like cheese and bacon or fresh herbs and olive oil. They want some kind of fat (butter, oil, bacon grease, etc) on top while they are baking, but any kind will do. Once they are done top them with stuff like more cheese, sour cream, pesto, cream sauce, chili, softened cream cheese mixed with garlic and onion, whatever you can think of.

Ingredients You'll Need

baby red potatoes (or other small potatoes)
olive oil
salt and pepper
soft butter
minced garlic


Boil as many potatoes as you want till fork tender.

Generously oil a cookie sheet with olive oil.

Put the potatoes on it and smash them down a bit with a potato masher or the bottom of a glass. If you use a glass fluff them a but with a fork, if you use a masher press them once then turn the masher 90 degrees then press down again. You want them to still be 3/4 - 1 inch thick

Sprinkle the potatoes with salt and pepper, don't be shy potatoes need lots of salt.

Mix together the butter and garlic. Place a half tsp or so (more if you want more) on each potato.

Bake on the top rack at 450 till golden brown, 20-25 minutes.

Questions, Comments & Reviews

These are the BEST, and easiest potatoes!! I like them as well as potato skins!! The Red Potatoes are a Must/ makes a difference!! Thanks for a great recipe!

I finally got around to making these....what a hit with everyone! I like them best with the red potatoes, but I only had regular baking potatoes tonight and they were still fantastic!

These are wonderful - and easy!! Everyone loves them! Thanks for this recipe. Molly

These are wonderful - and easy!! Everyone loves them! Thanks for this recipe. Molly

Yum! Thanks "Dude"...

Delicious and Versatile... Love them!!!

These truly are one of the most delectable potato side dishes you can make. I like to top mine with the usual garlic, kosher salt, pepper, and green onions. The green onions get crispy and really flavorful - bacon is delicious on these, too!

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