These Little Beauties Are My Idea of a Perfect Side Dish

I love looking at food blogs and getting inspired to make new things. I was looking at the Pioneer Woman Cooks website the other day and I saw a recipe called “Crash Hot Potatoes”. They were created by an Australian food writer named Jill Dupleix. I love the Pioneer Woman, she has a witty and wonderful website full of great recipes & stories. She also gives you step-by-step photos of the recipe. Check out her website through the link above – you’ll love it. I decided to make these little beauties and my whole family was glad I did. Growing up in Idaho, I had potatoes every way you can imagine…and I love them all. I have never had potatoes like this before so I had to try them. The recipe was very easy to make. They were crunchy and creamy and so delicious. I loved them plain with sea salt, fresh cracked pepper, and a bit of olive oil and I also liked them with a bit of sour cream and green onions. This a great new potato recipe to add to my collection.

Crash Hot Potatoes Recipe


  • 12-15 baby red potatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste

How to Make Crash Hot Potatoes

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Boil the potatoes for 10-15 minutes or until fork-tender. Drain & place the potatoes on a baking sheet that’s coated in cooking spray. Using a potato masher, gently smash each potato.

Drizzle with olive oil, sea salt, and pepper (add a bit of your favorite dry herbs if you like).

Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Eat plain or top with a little sour cream and green onions (my kids loved them this way). Enjoy!

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About the Author: Rachel Michaels

A food photographer and travel blogger from New York City. Rachel's interest in cooking and travel began during her study abroad program in Italy, where she fell in love with Italian cuisine. She now captures the beauty of food and travels through her photography and blog posts.

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