Does anyone have a great "over the top" recipe for mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving? Thanks
- mlplyons Nov 17, 2008 03:18 AM
I would like to make something really special this year as we don't eat enough of the spuds (and will most definitely be at the gym the next day.
My ex-BIL made the best mashed potatoes I have ever had and his secret was a positively obscene amount of butter -- like I think he used close to a whole stick when making them for 3 of us. Over the top in an understated kind of way, I admit, but you'll never taste anything better.
When I'm doing a really "all the trimmings" holiday meal, a favorite way to do "mashed" potatoes is to boil them in salted water with the skins on (Idahos), then peel them and push them through a potato ricer, allowing them to form a tall cone shape. Then I drizzle a little melted butter on them like lava flowing from the top of a volcano. Not too much butter! The thing people enjoy about them, besides the attractive presentation, is that they have maximum potato flavor and drink up gravy well. It's a very old traditional French presentation. Cooks love it because it's so easy.
Mashed potatoes are my absolute favorite thing to eat. Here is a recipe I have used for years with rave reviews
Make enough mashed potatoes for number of guests, (however you prefer your mash)
I will assume 8 people but you can adjust the recipe for how many you are serving:
2 8 oz pkges of cream cheese
2 cups sour cream
2-3 cloves minced garlic
2 -3 shallots
1/2 stick butter
1 extra large egg
1 8 oz cheddar cheese
Mix all ingredients except cheddar cheese with the potatoes and pour in a casserole dish, top with cheddar cheese and bake at 325 for about 50 minutes.
This is my favorite but I really like the idea of truffles and lobster as suggested in one of the posts!
Mix together and put in a casserole dish