Dorothy, at Shockingly Delicious, assures me interestingly named dish, Crispy Smashers (aka Irish Road Kill) is the best potato dish EVER! Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s certainly cute!
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Every woman I have given this recipe to has called me later and said something like this: “My husband wants ONLY this kind of potatoes now. And he wants me to make it every single night. I want to go on record that I officially hate you.” How’s THAT for flattery!Crispy Smashers is a simple potato dish that is better than a latke, right up there with a great French fry, and something that will have your family scampering to the table when they hear what’s on the menu.
They are unbelievably good, easier than any other potato you can think of, and they go with everything. As with all simple dishes, it helps to use high quality ingredients – fresh potatoes, extra virgin olive oil, freshly ground pepper, and crunchy coarse sea salt.
In deciding what to name them, I thought being literal was good — they are crispy, and they are smashed. So, uh, Crispy Smashers. But one of the readers of my newspaper column said his family had renamed them “Irish Road Kill.” Love it!