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Friday, September 25, 2009

Crushed New Potatoes...A New Favorite Side Dish



Crushed New Potatoes...A New Favorite Side Dish. These potatoes are so easy to make, a really great addition to any meal. I think it brings the meal up a notch...just because they are so delicious and yet different. They are perfect for an appetizer as well. Scouring the net, I noticed that they are Cuban in origin....called Cuban Crushed Potatoes. Now, you will see them all over the blog world, and many chefs have these at their restaurants. Really, they are great little potatoes! They have become our new favorite way to eat them...they are the perfect size too. Sometimes, when you just want a smaller portion of potatoes, you just might want to make these. They definitely have a ton of flavor... even in smaller portions. The regular recipe just calls for simple ingredients...potatoes,oil,salt,pepper, and a sprinkle of parsley. I chose to bring in more flavor by adding some garlic and chives. I also sprinkled some Parmesan and a bit of pepper jack cheese. I noticed that the melted cheese holds the crushed potatoes together and is easier to lift up without having pieces of potatoes fall all over. You can add some cilantro, parsley, thyme, oregano...or any other herbs you have and like. If you want to make them spicy, toss in some pepper flakes. But, I think you will enjoy these.

You will need: adjust amounts to fit your needs(make more or make less)
4 new potatoes
1 TBS olive oil
1 garlic clove
1 TBS chives
salt
pepper
2 TBS grated cheese(any kind you like...I used Pepper Jack)
1 TBS Parmesan
Herbs of choice (optional)
Directions:
Preheat Broiler
Wash potatoes well and place in salted water.
Bring to boil and cook till fork tender (15-20 minutes).
Mix oil with crushed garlic clove. Set aside.
Line a baking sheet with parchment. Place the potatoes on the parchment.
Using a potato crusher, crush the potatoes carefully. You may also use a paper towel and press the potatoes with your palm.
Pour some garlic oil over each potato.
Sprinkle some salt and pepper. Add some Parmesan/Pepper Jack cheese and chives.
Broil for 7-10 minutes or until nice and crispy.
Sometimes, I bake the potatoes with the Parmesan cheese for 10-15 minutes, add the Pepper Jack cheese at the last moment, and then broil until golden brown.
Sprinkle with additional chives.

24 comments:

Sailaja Damodaran said...

lovely baked dish....

Aysha said...

Loved the dish dear....will try it today itself...

steph said...

I love this idea for potatoes! I need to try this soon.

Ellie said...
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Ellie said...

Sailaja,Aysha, and Steph,
Thanks for your kind comments...I really hope you will like these potatoes~Ellie

House Elf said...

Yum! Sounds easy and very tasty. Looking forward to trying this recipe, thanks!

Karine said...

This looks to be a great way to enjoy potatoes! Thanks for sharing:)

Ellie said...

House Elf and Karine,
Thanks for stopping by ... We really like these crushed potatoes. I hope you will enjoy them...

MommaMindy said...

I've been drooling over these potatoes all weekend and am making them RIGHT NOW for dinner. Ellie, for you to get me cooking creatively is like moving mountains. Thank you so much! Love your posts.

Ellie said...

MommaMindy,
Thank you for your ever so sweet comment! You absolutely made my day...and put a smile on my face! I am so HAPPY to have encouraged you to make these potatoes. It means a lot to me. Thank you for being a follower and for reading my posts AND enjoying them:). May the Lord bless your day!

MommaMindy said...

Thought you might want to stop by to see how the potatoes turned out.

http://mommamindy.blogspot.com/2009/09/fumbling-in-kitchen-with-momma-mindy.html

It wasn't pretty, but I got the job done! Thanks!

Amanda said...

Oh yum, these sound great! I love new potatoes, they are so good. I've made them many ways, but never like this!

Denise Whaley said...

Ellie- I've made this recipe quite a few times and love it. Which is why I recognized the photos when I saw this
http://myfridgefood.com/ViewRecipe.aspx?recipe=21444

Shared on Facebook. Is this used with your permission?

Ellie said...

Denise, Thanks for letting me know. No, the photos were not used with my permission.

But sadly, I've had many people steal my photos and even my written recipes... some word for word! They copy and paste... all without me giving any permission.

What can I say... we live in a world with plenty of people who love to take credit for something that's not their own.

Thanks for caring though... I really appreciate it!

Rose Thibodeaux said...

I have a bag of new potatoes sitting in my fridge - as they have been for a week. I just had no idea what to do with them. I'm going to try this today but I'm thinking butter. I can't think of any reason "why not" butter but feel free to stop me if you think it would be terrible.

Ellie said...

Rose, I don't see why butter shouldn't work. I'm thinking they'll mighty delicious with butter:)

Would love to hear how they turned out.

Thanks for stopping by.

mlpetko said...

Thank you for this recipe....super yummy. Even my little picky eater devoured these :)

Ellie said...

Mlpetko, Oh, I am so glad you enjoyed the crushed potatoes! Thrilled to hear it was also liked by your little one... that's always a plus:)!

Thanks a bunch for taking the time to stop by and share you feedback. I really appreciate it!

Paula P. said...

I have grown up eating fresh new potatoes. Mashed, cut up and boiled smothered in butter and of course the all time family favorite - with fresh green beans and bacon but I think we now have a new favorite! Crushed New Potatoes!!!! The fact that you can basically individualize the potatoes is why I love it! It gets my two sons and hubby in the kitchen and that's the best! Family time and yummy food - thank you for sharing!

Ellie said...

Paula, Oh, That's wonderful! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing. I'm thrilled to to hear that you have yet another recipe to use for potatoes that can bring the whole family in the kitchen:). I too love the bonding time in the kitchen with the family... it's the best!

Many thanks for stopping by... and enjoy!

Chelsea said...

Saw this on Pinterest and tried them this evening. They were delicious! New family favorite as everyone voted to repeat. Thank you!

Ellie said...

Chelsea, Oh, I am so glad you stopped by and shared your feedback! Glad it was voted a family favorite:)...

Sorry it took me so long to respond back( I read your comment, but must have forgotten to answer, I thought I did:)... anyway, wanted you to know that I really appreciate you taking the time to stop and write and let me know.

Adrianna said...

It's a very cool recipe and gives so much ideas to experiment with different spices, fresh green stuff, butter, cheese , maybe sour cream for the topping😀... Thank you for sharing!

Ellie said...

Adrianna, Sorry I'm responding so late, but I appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback! SO glad you enjoyed the recipe... you are most welcome:).