I totally have not had time to post…wahhh. And I’ve been really dissastified with my photos recently, so I’m sorry. I promise I’m trying!
Potatoes are a top favorite food group around here. These are a super easy side dish, a great French fry alternative.
After finding these teeny potatoes at the farmer’s market, I knew exactly what to do! I made these for the first time when Pinterest was barely off the ground. Who ever came up with this idea first was a genius!
The first time I made them, though, the potatoes were too big and broke apart. The trick to these is to boil them until just cooked though, so you get a good mash out of them, but they aren’t so hard that pieces come off.
I used the bottom of a small mason jar to give my potatoes a good smoosh. They’re hot, so you won’t want to use your hands, unless you plan on taking Hot Potato to a whole new level. (ouch!) These are also very versatile, so we make them plain with just salt and pepper some days, but this day was special.
enJOY this treat! We try not to do potatoes too often, but these are killer and well worth it! Here’s another potato recipe in case you’ve got an abundance of potatoes in your garden!
- Small red potatoes (3-4 per person)
- Olive oil
- Cajun seasoning (homemade or otherwise)
- Salt (if your seasoning doesn’t already include)
- That’s it! Really!
- Boil potatoes until cooked through, about 10-12 minutes.
- Smoosh each potato into a split round on a cookie sheet.
- Drizzle olive oil on each, and give a healthy shake of seasoning.
- Bake at 375 degrees F for 15-20 minutes, until edges appear crispy.