1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms
stress! -- with the bottom of a frying pan. Pan fry the smashed potatoes in the canola oil in a 10-inch frying pan over medium high heat. You just need to crisp the outside since the potato is already cooked through; this should take about 3 minutes per side. Remove them and drain them on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. They taste better than regular old french fries because you get the baked potato flavor as well as the crispy crunch.