Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Perfectly Imperfect Mashed Potatoes

I like potatoes. They're tasty. 
And I think they totally count as a vegetable.
I also may sort of be obsessed with trying a bunch of different mashed potato recipes...
They're all different, though-no matter what Michael says.
These potatoes are kind of unique, not super fattening, and easily customizable to your preferences.
Go on, give 'em a try. 
Perfectly Imperfect Mashed Potatoes

Perfectly Imperfect Mashed Potatoes
  • 4 small/2 large red potatoes
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • garlic powder, to taste
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • optional: chives, scallions, herbs
  • Boil water in a large pot.
  • Wash and cut potatoes into 1 inch cubes.
  • Cover potatoes with cold and water bring to a boil. Then cook about 10 minutes, until tender.
  • Drain potatoes. Mash.
  • Add milk, cheese, butter, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Beat with a handheld mixer.
  • Taste, and adjust ingredients as needed.
  • Garnish with herbs, if desired.
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  1. I'll take some mashed potatoes over dessert anyday!!!

  2. Butter, garlic and herbs are an absolute must when it comes to mashed potatoes. These look just perfect.

  3. Mashed potatoes are always a favorite - especially using red or gold potatoes. They really do taste better than russets in my opinion ;)

    1. See-I've found I prefer russet, or a combo of russet and gold. I do like reds in this recipe though :)

    2. lol it must be a difference in textural preference. Thanks so much for sharing with Made with Love Mondays - it's always a pleasure to see your creations...

  4. i've somehow never had mashed potatoes with red potatoes - love the idea!

  5. I love mashed potatoes! Never tried red though, but I love all of your add-ons! Yum!

  6. Mashed potato is a favourite in our house. I have loads of different ways of serving it. Love your recipe. :-)

  7. I guess I have been under a rock somewhere. I have never made mashed potatoes with any other type of potato than the big baking potatoes. I heard that the most nutritious part is the skin. Being that the red ones are smaller, they probably offer more nutrients. I will need to mash those little things and try this. The parmesan cheese and chives do make for some great flavor in your dish. Happy Friday!


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