These are very simple and oh so good. I prefer yukon gold potatoes, but use whatever potato you like.
CRUSHED BOILED/BAKED TATERS
*1 tablespoon olive oil
*1 teaspoon salt
*12 yukon gold potatoes
*3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
*2 garlic cloves, minced
*1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
*1 teaspoon ground black pepper
*1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
~Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
~Season the water with 1 teaspoon salt.
~Add potatoes, and cook until fork-tender.
~Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
~Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil over a large cookie sheet.
~Put the cooked potatoes on prepared cookie sheet, leaving room between the potatoes.
~Gently press each potato down with a potato masher, just until it's slightly mashed.
~Rotate the potato to the other side and gently mash again.
~In a small bowl, mix olive oil, minced garlic, salt, pepper & rosemary
~Brush the tops of each potato with the remaining olive oil.
~Sprinkle the potatoes with the kosher salt, pepper, garlic salt & rosemary.
~Bake potatoes for 25 minutes.
`add crumbled cooked bacon, (the last 5 minutes of cooking or after it's cooked)
`add chopped green onions, after it's cooked
`add a dollop of sour cream, after it's cooked
`add shredded cheddar cheese, (the last 5 minutes of cooking or after it's cooked)
`add a pinch of dried thyme to olive oil.
`add 1/8 teaspoon onion powder to olive oil.