I first saw these potatoes on The Pioneer Woman’s site. I thought they looked good. And then I started seeing them on a lot of different sites and figured it was time to try them myself – even with the weird name. Instead of boiling I took a short cut and cooked my potatoes first in a Glad Microwave Steamer Bag. And I made a couple of minor changes just to save on calories from the oil.
Crash Hot Potatoes
1 1/2 lbs small potatoes (I used Yukon gold and I had about 9 small potatoes)
1 Tbs olive oil
coarsely ground black pepper
seasonings of choice
Preheat oven to 450. Wash the potatoes. Place in a microwave steamer bag and nuke – it takes 8 minutes in my microwave. Take a sheet pan and spray with non-stick spray. Measure out 1 Tbs of olive oil in a small bowl. Take a soup spoon and dip out a small amount of oil. Take a potato – careful – they are hot! and dip the bottom in the oil and place on the pan. Repeat with the rest of the potatoes.
You should have more than half the oil left. Take your potato/egg masher and press down on each potato until they burst and flatten – not too thin, maybe about 1/2 – 3/4 inch thick. My potato masher was the kind with a grid on the bottom so they didn’t look as pretty as the Pioneer Woman’s. Take the spoon and dribble the rest of the oil on the now crushed potatoes. This way, you only need a small amount and none of it gets wasted on the pan.
Sprinkle with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper and seasonings. Fresh herbs would be good but I didn’t have any. I sprinkled mine with thyme.
Bake at 450 for about 20-25 minutes.
Fat: 4.7 g
Carbs: 35.6 g
Fiber: 5.4 g
Protein: 3.8 g
Weight Watcher points: 4