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Crash Hot Potatoes

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Crash Hot Potatoes are like a mix of a fluffy baked potato and a crispy french fry. The perfect side dish for just about any dinner!

crash hot potato on a baking sheet

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Serve these crash potatoes as a side dish with crock pot roast beef or crispy baked BBQ chicken strips.

I love potatoes. They’re so versatile and I don’t think I’ve met a version I didn’t like. Russets, yellow, red skin – fries, mashed, roasted…I love all of them.

If you haven’t had a crash hot potato, you’re missing out. I first saw Pioneer Woman post these on her blog (way before she had a TV show) and am so happy I gave them a try.

I think the recipe originates from Australia. They’re simple to make and are something like a hybrid of a baked potato and a crispy french fry. Serve them for your next dinner and you’ll be hooked.

red skin potatoes on a baking sheet

CRASH HOT POTATOES INGREDIENTS

  • Red Skin Potatoes – You’ll leave the skin on the red skins, after you scrub them. They have a smooth texture and a buttery, almost sweet flavor.
  • Olive Oil – A good quality, light olive oil so you’re not left with a greasy, heavy feeling.
  • Seasoned Salt – I like Johnny’s Seasoned Salt Salt or the classic Lawry’s.
  • Dill – Fresh dill for garnish and flavor.
  • Black Pepper – Freshly ground black pepper, preferably.

brushing olive oil and crash hot potatoes

HOW TO MAKE CRASH POTATOES

First, after you scrub your potatoes, if any are large, slice them in half so they’re all similar in size.

Then, add the potatoes to a pot of salted water and bring it to a boil, just under their fork tender.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 450 degrees and drizzle a baking sheet with olive oil.

Once the potatoes are fork tender, drain them and add them to the oiled baking sheet.

sprinkle seasoning on red skin potatoes

These rose potatoes have a really nice buttery flavor, creamy texture and a thin skin so they easily mash. I ate them just like this but I bet adding some sour cream and a little crumbled bacon might be great, too.

crash hot potatoes on a white plate with a side salad

TOOLS TO HELP YOU MAKE THESE POTATOES:

  • Pastry Brush – I like to use a silicone brush because I think they’re easier to clean.
  • Knife – A good knife to chop any potatoes that are large.
  • Potato Masher or Egg Masher – to “crash” the potatoes.
  • Baking Sheet – A good non-stick sheet will be helpful.

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single crash hot potato on baking sheet

 

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crash hot potato on a baking sheet

Crash Hot Potatoes

Melissa | Persnickety Plates
Crash Hot Potatoes are like a mix of a fluffy baked potato and a crispy french fry. The perfect side dish for just about any dinner!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 185 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 potatoes halved (I used Klondike Rose Potatoes)
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • seasoned salt to taste
  • fresh dill to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • The potatoes I used were fairly large, so I cut them in half. Add the potatoes to a large pot of salted water and bring them to a boil. Cook until fork tender then drain.
  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  • Drizzle olive oil on a sheet pan. Spread the cooked potatoes onto the pan, leaving room in between.
  • Using a potato masher (or an egg masher in my case - isn't he cute?!), lightly smash the potatoes.
  • Brush the tops of the smashed potatoes with olive oil. They look like a mess, but stick with me.
  • Sprinkle potatoes with seasonings - I used Johnny's Seasoned Sea Salt, freshly ground black pepper and fresh dill.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the potatoes start to brown.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Recipe adapted from Pioneer Woman Cooks

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 185kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 5gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 21mgPotassium: 880mgFiber: 5gVitamin C: 24.3mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 6.9mg

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Originally published April 2, 2013

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  1. Rachel Willis says

    I love dill, and seasoned salt! These potatoes look totally delicious! I seriously need to make them soon. The family will love them! Thanks for the giveaway,too 🙂

  2. Wendy says

    I make these, but instead of putting them in the oven. i quick deep fry them.

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