I followed the directions and somehow, some way, things didn't seem to line up. I cooked the potatoes until fork tender (or so I thought), put them on a cookie sheet drizzled with olive oil and...
Here's what her recipe looked like as she crashed the potatoes:
And here is what mine looked like:
And view from a little farther away so that you can see the potato that is not even on the pan anymore (to the right):
And this is where I will get really vulnerable and honest with you and let you know that I may have sent 3 potatoes flying onto the floor. May have. And if I did send potatoes flying to the floor, well, I would have #1- been putting much passion into the "crash" part of Crash Hot Potatoes and #2- washed them off before baking them.
I did appreciate the attention to detail that The Pioneer Woman gave in this recipe. My only complaint is that the recipe was slightly incomplete. I would add these "ingredients" to it:
One dog, a broom, a dustpan and a hand broom...
And maybe a camera and a good sense of humor, too. There were potato pieces ALL over the floor.
But before you think that my family went hungry tonight or that I had to resort to a Stouffer's Frozen Lasagna, I was able to pull off a super yummy meal. Ginger-honey marinated venison kabobs and Crash-Around-The-Kitchen Hot Potatoes.