Crash Hot Potatoes
(A friend shared this recipe on FB. I tried it tonight and it is worthy of keeping.)
Baby potatoes. Red (new) potatoes work well.
Salt. Pepper. Garlic. Herbs (your choice). Parmesan cheese.
Olive oil (or oil of your choice- we use “Smart Balance”)
Boil the potatoes until fork tender.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Drizzle olive oil on a baking sheet, set potatoes on the sheet and using a potato masher, gently smash each potato down, rotating the masher both ways. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt/pepper and sprinkle cut fresh herbs and garlic over each. Then top with grated parmesan cheese. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown.
Total cook time is about 40 minutes.
You’ll need about one potato per serving.
I used garam masala as part of the herb mixture as well as parsley. It worked out well. I think dried herbs are fine to use.
The name isn’t original – it was provided with the recipe. It is purportedly Australian.
The picture I saw had the potatoes separated. I cooked them as one unit. It turned out fine.
Don’t go crazy with the oil. The potatoes soak it up and then they aren’t as crunchy.