Friday, February 24, 2012
Cheesy Smashed Potatoes with Garlic and Chives with Snow
I’m a potato lover from way back, but not crazy about mashed potatoes; even Mom’s years ago. Mom always got rave reviews for her mashed potatoes and she never allowed any one else in her kitchen to assist in the process. I never knew her secret for them…
On the other hand, Bill loves lumpy mashed potatoes like his mom used to make. I could tolerate them a little better since there was more texture to them. Then along came smashed potatoes.
Smashed potatoes are perfect for us! I like the consistency and Bill gets the lumps! This is a great side dish of cheesy smashed potatoes flavored with garlic and chives. There is a plethora of ways to make smashed potatoes and this is our favorite. Simply delicious potatoes!
Cheesy Smashed Potatoes with Garlic and Chives
4 Idaho baking potatoes, peeled or unpeeled and cut into cubes
3 garlic cloves, quartered
1/3 cup warm buttermilk
½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon chopped chives
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon seasoned pepper
Place potatoes and garlic in large saucepan, adding enough water to cover and bring to a boil.
Boil gently 15 to 20 minutes until potatoes break apart easily when pierced with fork. Drain well.
Return potatoes and garlic to saucepan.
Shake saucepan gently over low heat for 1 or 2 minutes to evaporate any excess moisture.
Mash potatoes and garlic with back of spoon or potato masher, leaving some potato pieces in chunks.
Add all remaining ingredients and mix gently.
By the way, we have 6” of very heavy wet snow this morning and we just got rid of some of it…
If it's 80 degrees and sunny where you are, I wish we were there with you!
Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog @My Kind of Cooking for great tips and recipes. She’s having an awesome giveaway now!