Monday, March 10, 2014

Potatoes and the Moon

I have been wanting to try this recipe
ever since seeing it go around facebook.
Have you seen it?
 In Australia they're called Crash Hot Potatoes.
Here is what they are suppose to look like.
Boil the potatoes until fork tender, put on an oiled pan and after smashing them, sprinkle with salt, pepper, herbs, garlic and parmesan cheese and bake approx. 20 minutes
 in a 450 degree oven.
Seemed so easy, yes?
Well, no, or at least for me!
I have a potato masher from the 70's,
 which I love.  It makes the best mashed potatoes, but it was too "tight" to smash the potatoes like the "S" masher shown.   I also
used some grated cheddar cheese since I didn't have any parmesan cheese.
I ended up just using a knife and cutting
them willy-nilly after I had tried to smash them
and one slipped right off the pan and went
flying!   Here is what I ended up with:
They were delicious, especially with asparagus, but I think I will be on the lookout for another potato masher and try again.   
I am quite surprised at how well
the details of this photo turned out 
of tonight's moon.  Please click photo
for larger view.


mj stearns said...

I like your blog page. I now know I need an s-shaped masher:) the moon looks awesome, especially since we've had clouds, like...forever:) Goodnight Lori.

Marie said...

I thought you smashed them with the palm of your hand. I bet they tasted good!