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Crash Hot Potatoes - thanks JaneEYB


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Crash Hot Potatoes - thanks JaneEYB

beetlebug | Oct 21, 2010 02:47 PM

JaneEYB posted the link to this recipe on some COTM thread. Thanks JaneEYB for this great recipe.

As soon as I read the recipe, I was instantly intrigued and became a bit obsessed with cooking them. I've made them twice so far and it's a hit with C and me. The best is that I can just make enough potatoes for the two of us since these probably won't be as good, leftover.

Some little things I've noticed. You're supposed to boil the potatoes for 10-15 minutes until they are almost done. This is a bit trickly. The first time I made them, the potatoes were cooked. When I went to flatten them, they went flying (well, not really, but they came apart). The second time, I cooked it for about 10 minutes and they were fine, except for 1 potato that was a bit bigger and then I couldn't smoosh it down.

The other thing is that the author has you use a potato masher to smoosh it down. This didn't work for me because the potato started oozing up the masher. Instead, I used a wide bottom jam jar. This way, I could smoosh the potato down but it would keep it's shape.

FYI, if your potato breaks into many pieces, you can kind of glue them back together. Those bits get really crispy.

I used kosher salt, pepper, fresh chopped rosemary and thyme for seasonings. But, I think that these potatoes would take any flavor. Specifically, I've been thinking of making some cumin/cayenne ones or maybe just salt.

Lastly, I baked them at 500 degrees for about 25 minutes. The outside is crispy, the inside is soft and steamy. Seriously delicious.

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