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Here is my version of her Crash Hot Potatoes:
6 large red potatoes
Sea Salt and fresh cracked pepper
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
Boil potatoes for 20-30 minutes until they are fork tender.
In the mean time, prepare a large cookie sheet by covering it with foil. Drizzle olive oil over foil and sprinkle sea salt. Place cookie sheet in the oven to heat the olive oil for about 10 minutes.
When potatoes are done, cut them in half, long ways. Take cookie sheet out of the oven and place the potatoes, cut side down, in the oil. This will give you a beautiful crunchy skin as in picture at the top of this post. Gently smash each potato with a potato masher. Drizzle with olive oil, sea salt, cracked pepper, basil and Parmesan.
Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Eat plain or top with sour cream, ranch or blue cheese dressing.
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