Mum's Crash Hot Potatoes
- 5 small washed potatoes
- 6 tbsp olive oil
- handful sage
- 2 tbsp butter
Preheat the oven to 200C, and wash your potatoes under running water and dry thoroughly.
Pierce the surface of each potato a few times with a fork or a skewer (this stops them exploding in the microwave).
Place the potatoes on a microwave safe platter and cook them in the microwave on high for 15 minutes. If they are not fork tender, continue cooking at 5 minute intervals until they are.
Remove the potatoes from the microwave and squash them with a potato masher. Pour half the olive oil over the potatoes and season with salt and pepper.
Bake the potatoes in the oven for around 45 minutes. Halfway through, pour the remaining olive oil over the potatoes.
Just before serving, gently fry off the sage in the butter in a frying pan until slightly browned, and pour over the top.