Friday, July 26, 2013

White Cheddar and Garlic Mashed Potato

Potato is such a delicious and versatile ingredient. It has so much flavor on it's own, or can easily be manipulated to take on a veritable plethora of different flavors.

Hubby is your stereotypical meat and potato type of man. I don't mind this, as it makes him easy to please. 
Lately I have been beyond busy with other "things" and have been making just quick meals. Feeling guilty of not properly taking care of my family, I decided to do some faves with a twist. 
This night I made him simple steak tips, tomato/feta salad and these mashed potatoes I saw on Closet Cooking.

On hand, I did not seem to have a whole head of garlic. Shame on me! I did have minced, so I used a heaping tablespoon of that, it seemed to work just fine. Left a hint of the garlic flavor without overpowering the other ingredients.
I also like my potato a bit creamier, so I ended up adding another 1/4 cup of heavy cream.
We were really surprised at how much of the white cheddar flavor really did come through! They are subtle flavors, but enough that anyone you serve this to will be pleasantly surprised.

1 Lb potato (peeled and cubed)
1 Head garlic (peeled)
2 Tbsp unsalted butter (room temp)
½ Cup sour cream
¼ Cup heavy cream
½ Cup white cheddar cheese (grated)
Salt and Pepper to taste

1. Boil potatoes and garlic until the potato is fork tender
2. Drain potato, return to pan, and mash
3. Mix in the butter, sour cream, heavy cream, and cheese
4. Season with salt and pepper

Very simple ingredients. I usually have all of this on hand (or if not, I will now so I can make these anytime!)

Mashed, creamy goodness

1 comment:

  1. I've always tried recipes to get the flavor just right. Garlic and cheese together and could never do it. Will so be trying these soon.