Thursday, March 24, 2011

Cheddar Cheese Smashies

Mashed potatoes! One of the greatest comfort foods known to man, or maybe just me. Either way they're yummy when you do them right. A little trick for keeping them warm if you're not ready to serve as soon as they're done; place them on top of a slightly smaller pan filled partially with water that's simmering, cover them with a lid or aluminum foil. They'll keep this way for up to 30 minutes.

Try this recipe on for size:

8 medium to large potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
3 bay leaves
1 cup butter(or 2 (4-ounce) sticks), cut into chunks
8 ounces shredded
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
Salt and freshly ground white pepper


Boil the potatoes with the bay leaves until the potatoes are tender. Drain the potatoes well and discard the bay leaves. Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes by hand, then stir in chunks of butter and shredded Cheddar. Cover and set aside to let cheese melt. Add heavy cream and sour cream, season with salt and white pepper, then beat until creamy using an electric beater. Enjoy!

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