This post is part of the Panem Thanksgiving series.
Masonry workers in District 2 live a hard life – however, this work makes them hearty and strong: the perfect Career tributes. A military District situated high in the mountains surrounding the Capitol itself, the citizens there must feed on hearty meals. The potatoes served at a District 2 Thanksgiving reflect the surrounding landscape.
By November 12, 2013Published:
- Yield: 4 Servings
- Cook: 2 hrs 20 mins
This post is part of the Panem Thanksgiving series. Masonry workers in District 2 live a hard life - however, this work makes …
- Add potatoes to a pan and cover with water. Bring them to a boil and cook until they are soft throughout when pierced with a fork.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Remove the potatoes from the water and place on a parchment-lined baking tray.
- Cut an x-shape in each potato, then mash them down, leaving as many peaks and crags as you can. Do not make mashed potatoes on the tray - texture is wanted here.
- Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil. This is a personal taste (and health may be a factor), but remember that the more oil you use, the crispier they will get. Season with pepper and salt.
- Place in the 400 degree oven until the potatoes turn golden. If desired, finish under the broiler for a few minutes as we have done to crisp them further. (Keep an eye on them if you do this, however, so that the oil does not catch on fire.)