Friday, August 30, 2013

Big Kid Dinner

Before I ran off to the shore for the week I made Mr. Lawyer a real dinner with sides and everything! The delicious Modenese Pork Chops made an appearance along with my favorite Farmer's Market Squash Saute. For something on the starchy side I tried a new potato recipe. "Crash Hot Potatoes" involve boiling the little spuds first, followed by smashing them, and finally baking them. You have the freedom to season them with whatever herbs you have on hand which is a bonus. I liked them because you get fluffy baked potato bits but you also get these nice crunchy bits. I see more of these little spuds in our future!
A little "Mise en place" going on.
 Modenese Pork Chops...who doesn't love a recipe that calls for opening a bottle of wine?
 Crispy bits and fluffy bits all at once!
Big kid dinner plate!
Crash Hot Potatoes
(from the Pioneer Woman)
12 whole New Potatoes (or Other Small Round Potatoes)
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Kosher Salt To Taste
Black Pepper To Taste
Rosemary (or Other Herbs Of Choice) To Taste
1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add in as many potatoes as you wish to make and cook them until they are fork-tender.
2. On a sheet pan, generously drizzle olive oil. Place tender potatoes on the cookie sheet leaving plenty of room between each potato.
3. With a potato masher, gently press down each potato until it slightly mashes, rotate the potato masher 90 degrees and mash again. Brush the tops of each crushed potato generously with more olive oil.
4. Sprinkle potatoes with kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper and fresh chopped rosemary (or chives or thyme or whatever herb you have available.)
5.Bake in a 450 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown

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