Every now and then I find something on pinterest that I must attempt. Usually it involves food. Last week these Crash Hot Potatoes were circulating and I decided to try my hand at them. And then I discovered that pinterest lies.
You can find the recipe using the link above, but it basically contains potatoes, olive oil, salt and an assortment of whatever herbs you want to through in. Sounds easy enough. Let’s recap my attempt in the kitchen. My pictures are the ones that look like they were shot with a camera phone. Because they were.
Step 1. Assembly of the yummies. So far so good!
Step 2. Boil Potatoes. No pictures, too boring, moving on. But I promise I succeeded in boiling them.
Step 3. Smash potatoes very delicately so that they remain in one piece.
And this is where I failed. A thousand tiny pieces of potatoes.
Step 4. Sprinkle with olive oil and herbs. Again, too boring for pictures and I think that I put on too much pepper.
Step 5. Cook at 450 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until delicious / beautiful.
And, this was a semi-fail. They looked disgusting (note that half are burnt and a quater of the size that they should be) but tasted great.
I define a kitchen success as anything that I can eat more than 5 bites of. And that is what I call a semi success in the kitchen.
Have you all been successful in your attempts at recreating what you see on pinterest?