Friday, September 5, 2008

Smashed Baked Potatoes

Smashed baked potatoes, or baked smashed potatoes, and I've seen them called crash potatoes. It's National Potato Month - and Idaho is famous for its potatoes, so I'm sharing a potato recipe.
Medium-sized red potatoes - one per person, or two!
Rosemary herb seasoning - I used Pampered Chef
coarse sea salt
olive oil
Boil the whole potatoes until soft. Drain. Heat oven to 450 degrees, rack should be middle position. Brush a baking sheet with olive oil. Put the potatoes on the baking sheet and then take a potato masher and gently squish them into the pan - do a criss-cross squash. Brush them with olive oil, then sprinkle with coarse sea salt and rosemary herb blend. Bake until tops turn a bit brown. I like to put a little dab of butter on them before serving. My neighbor did this with cheese on top - why not add bacon and make a kind of potato skin?

1 comment:

Joni said...

This looks yummy but I really like the old Idaho Spud candybar!
I'm seriously so hungry since I've been reading these!