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Crash Potatoes - Two ways


I'm a big fan of creamy mashed potatoes-- really, I love spuds boiled, deep fried, roasted and baked. These potatoes are on the top of my list as a favorite way to serve spuds. No wonder this recipe has made it's rounds on countless blogs!

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  • The recipe is so simple that you really don't need measurements. What you will need is:
  • Baking Sheet
  • A brush to apply the olive oil
  • Potato Masher (you can use a fork, but the masher makes thing easier)
  • Potatoes of your choice-- I like red bliss or Yukon Gold
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt (I never use table salt for roasting)
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • Herb of your choice-- I've used fresh shopped rosemary or thyme. Dried herbs work, too
  • Optional: heavy cream and parmesan cheese
  • I've also seen versions using cheese and bacon


Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 35mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 425°F.

On a baking sheet, drizzle oil and place the potatoes with enough room to give them a gentle "mash".

The easiest technique, is to press firmly but not to hard; rotatoe 90 degrees and repeat.

Brush some olive oil, a little salt and black pepper and some chopped fresh herbs of your choice-- I like rosemary or thyme.

As an option pour about 1 tablespoon of heavy cream and some fresh parmesan on a few of the potatoes.

Bake the potatoes for about 20 minutes. It really depends on your oven-- it might take a little longer.

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