Thanksgiving is a time to cast back on many of our blessings, but it is also a great excuse to indulge is some homemade mashed potatoes. So to help you make use of some of the organic potatoes that you may have picked up we will show you an easy way to take advantage of the great taste that can deliver. They are pretty simple to make, but still there is a unique art in getting them perfect. Not too heavy, or airy, with just enough cream, pepper, salt and butter. Everyone seems to have their preferred way of making mashed potato recipes. Some like it creamier and smoother, some want a twist to their old favorite. Some cook them with the peel on, some without. Some add a little water to them for extra starch. But the key for making perfect heavenly mashed potato recipes is the kind of potatoes you use. People mostly prefer starchy Russets for such recipes. With their low water and high starch content, they are excellent for mashing and baking.
But why just be content with the plain old variety? Why not try to change things up a bit and get a little adventurous with the recipes below. You don’t have to settle for ordinary.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
This is often the go to altnernative for a lot of folks to plain Jane mashed potatoes. Garlic adds a nice accent and delivers the right kick of flavor. Bring a touch of nostalgia to your dinner table with this recipe. It is extremely rich and tasty.
For the recipe, boil a large pot of water.
Add 8 quartered and peeled potatoes to it. Boil for approximately 30 minutes until soft.
Drain and place them in a large bowl.
Next, combine potatoes with 1 cup milk, 50 gram milk and pinch of salt and pepper.
For a thick consistency, you can also use cream instead of milk.
Mix all the ingredients together with an electric beater or mixer. Set to a desired consistency. Top with chopped onions. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons sesame seeds over it and serve.
Irish Potato Champ
Great on its own, this delicious dish is served steaming hot. It is prepared by blending onions with creamy mashed potatoes. It is served with extra butter that melts through the dish.
For the recipe, place 1 kg peeled potatoes in a large pot. Fill the pot with enough water to cover. Cook for approximately 25 minutes until tender. Drain the water and return to low heat.
Allow the potatoes to dry out for a couple of minutes. Meanwhile heat 250 ml milk and 1 bunch thinly sliced onions in a pan.
Next, mash the potatoes, add salt and 50 g butter.
Mix together all the ingredients until smooth. Stir in the milk and onion until uniformly mixed. Sprinkle freshly ground black pepper. Serve hot in bowls.
Mashed Potato Cake
This is a pancake style cake. It is simple, buttery and tasty. All the cake lovers can enjoy this golden soft potato cake.
Firstly, preheat the oven to 250 C.
Mix 400 g mashed potatoes with 100 g melted butter. To this mixture, add 225 g plain flour.
Mix all the ingredients properly to form a thick dough.
Empty this mixture on to a work top and roll out to approximately 1.5 cm thick.
Cut into 10 to 14 squares.
Now place on a baking tray. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes until golden brown. Drizzle with walnuts and serve.
Mashed potatoes are a simple accompaniment to any food or meal and really easy and quick to make. These sumptuous recipes are crowd pleasing option too, for any event or occasion. So try your hand a bit at mashed potato cooking now!
There are tons of ways to experiment with organic potatoes as mashed potato recipes are quite abundant. There is no reason to have the same thing two days in a row if you are willing to try something new. For those that prefer to have the skin left on their potatoes check out his wonderful recipe for redskin mashed potatoes.