crunchy mashed taters

I am finally back to cooking and what not.. it's been a crazy past few months.. but hopefully it's all settled down and back to normal {not sure what normal is but at least not so hectic}.. i saw these pioneer woman's crash hot potatoes before i left for nyc and knew i wanted to try them so i whipped them up the other night!! they are so easy but so good!! i served them with grilled pork chops and spicy ketchup.. yummy.. hit the spot perfectly!

the herbs you can add are endless and depending on the flavor profile your looking for soo simple.. add some rosemary and parmesan.. or chives and garlic.. i went with salt, pepper and crushed red pepper..
crunchy mashed taters
prep time: 30 minutes
cooking time: 25 minutes
servings: 4-6
12 small round potatoes
olive oil
salt, pepper and crushed red pepper
bring a pot of very salted water to a boil... add the potatoes and cook until fork tender... drizzle a baking sheet with olive oil.. place whole cooked potatoes on the cooking sheet.. with a potato masher, {or bottom of jar} gently press down on each potato and slightly mash {they are kinda fun to mash they "pop"}.. drizzle the tops with a little more olive oil.. sprinkle with salt, pepper and crushed red pepper.. bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for 20-25 minutes and until golden brown.. serve with spicy ketchup.. 2 tblsp. of ketchup with 2 tsp. {or more} of sriracha.. mix and serve..
enjoy and get cook'n!!


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