Thursday, April 26, 2012

No-Fuss Smashed Potatoes



We celebrated our daughter's birthday this past weekend. I told her that I would make a dinner for her birthday and asked her what she would like. She promptly told me that she would like to have pulled pork and buttered noodles. I thought that it was simple enough, but not everybody is a fan of buttered noodles in the house (that includes me).

Now I know that everybody likes potatoes in the family, so I wanted to make some potatoes with the meal. Although I didn't want just any old potato and I wanted something simple that wouldn't take a long time to make. While looking through Kraft Family & Food Winter 2006 magazine when I spotted the potatoes that I knew I would be making.

I adapted the potatoes a little to what I thought my family would enjoy. These potatoes were easy to make and very tasty. The recipe called for 5 cloves of garlic to be boiled along with the potatoes, I guess that is what caught my eye with this recipe. I have not seen a recipe where you boil garlic with potatoes so I knew it would make the flavor of  these potatoes a little more tastier, but yet it was simple to do. Sour cream, Parmesan cheese, and chives were also added for a wonderful flavor. So if you are looking for an easy side dish with a yummy taste I hope you try this.



No-Fuss Smashed Potatoes (Adapted from the Kraft Family & Food Winter 2006 magazine)


2 pounds red potatoes (about 5 medium), unpeeled, cut into chunks
5 cloves garlic, peeled
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
1 tablespoon chives (I used dried but fresh would work great)
Salt to taste
Add potatoes and garlic to a large saucepan cook about 30 minutes or until tender. Drain, return to saucepan.
Mash potatoes with garlic with sour cream, Parmesan cheese, and chives until light and fluffy. Serve immediately. Enjoy!




17 comments:

  1. those potatoes sound delicious!

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  2. wow, this looks so good and delicious. love that there is no butter in here.

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  3. Happy birthday to your daughter. I think the potatoes look tasty!

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  4. I hope your daughter enjoyed her birthday. Yummy potatoes. :))

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  5. happy birthday to your daughter!!
    I went to a Polish lunch today and one of the features was homemade perioges....I think your mashed potatoes are the filling!!

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  6. Happy Birthday, to your daughter. Love the smashed potatoes...how can you not love all the yummy ingredients, added to it? Great stuff!
    Thanks for commenting on my blog:DDD

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  7. I'm totally making this next weekend! I LOVE smashed potatoes but never thought of making it at home!

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  8. I love smashed potatoes so much! I've never made them with the garlic cloves either. That sounds good!

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  10. I like that you didn't peel the potatoes, they add such lovely color to your mashed potatoes.

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  11. This is such yummy comfort food and just right now that the days are getting colder here...
    am sure my daughter will love it too
    hugs to you
    love
    jutta

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  12. I have all these ingredients on hand...so this may go with our grilled steaks tonight if the birthday boy approves :)

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  13. I love potatoes cooked in every way! These look really good!

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  14. So simple and delicious, Happy birthday to your girl! Wish her all the happiness!

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  15. These look delicious! I love potatoes :)

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  16. I love potatoes with sour cream and chives...delicious!

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