Saturday, August 18, 2012

Crash Hot New Potatoes

I don't make mashed potatoes too often, and regular baked potatoes can get a little boring, so here is a new potato recipe. 

These are an acceptable substitute for mashed potatoes, and they are so much easier to make. New potatoes are flavorful and the smashed version is such a great and delicious idea. 

First, start off by boiling the new potatoes in a pot of salted water until they are able to be pierced with a fork.


Place on a baking sheet,


and smash.


Top with a little butter and salt and pepper.


Falafel and potatoes is a great idea as well!


Crash Hot New Potatoes
makes about 16 crash new potatoes

Ingredients:
24 oz. new potatoes
butter
salt and pepper

Directions:
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the potatoes and cook 20 minutes, or until soft enough to be able to be pierced with a fork. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet. Smash one potato with a potato masher, rotate the masher 90 degrees, and smash again. Repeat with the rest of the potatoes.
Top each smashed potato with a small amount of butter and salt and pepper. 

7 comments:

  1. This looks so yummy and easy to make! I think I'll try this for dinner soon. :) Thanks for sharing!!

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  2. I've seen these forever but haven't made them yet.

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  3. Paula @ Vintage KitchenAugust 18, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    I like the idea of the falafel, salad and the potatoes. I call them broken potatoes (papas rotas in spanish). Yummy!

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  4. Broken potatoes is an awesome name!

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  5. Easier than mashed potatoes? Count me in! I love anything potato, this sounds delicious!

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  6. These smashed potatoes look amazing. They're like the perfect blend of mashed and baked potatoes.

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  7. yum! these look like the perfect side for so many summer and winter dishes! can't wait to make them!

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