Wednesday, November 10, 2010

More Mashed Potatoes, Please!

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, that bowl of delicious mashed potatoes is so close we can almost taste it.

Mashed potatoes have long been a staple of the Thanksgiving "diet" alongside turkey, stuffing and maybe some veggies. We still love the classic preparation with butter, cream, salt & pepper, but the dish has come a long way since then as clever chefs have added their modern spins.

So, when you get the call to bring mashed potatoes to a Thanksgiving meal, or any meal, make one of these recipes and you'll be the star of the show. Using the FoodPair search engine, we found our 6 favorite mashed potato recipes. Give one (or all) a try today!

Perfect Mashed Potatoes
We start with the classic, and still perfect recipe.
Ingredients in this recipe: butter, cream, salt, black pepper, milk, Yukon Gold potatoes

Garlic-Smashed Potatoes
Adding garlic enhances flavor, and smashing potatoes is fun.
Ingredients in this recipe: garlic, olive oil, butter, sour cream, chive, Yukon Gold potatoes

Sour Cream-Horseradish Mashed Potatoes
For the next level, add sour cream & horseradish for tang and spice.
Ingredients in this recipe: sour cream, chive, horseradish, salt, Perfect Mashed Potatoes (see above)

Caramelized Shallot & Sage Mashed Potatoes
Shallots and sage add great flavor and sweetness.
Ingredients in this recipe: olive oil, shallot, sugar, sage, salt, white balsamic vinegar,
Perfect Mashed Potatoes (see above)

Saffron-Corn Mashed Potatoes
Saffron and corn add exotic flavor & color to the classic mashed potatoes.
Ingredients in this recipe: garlic, olive oil, corn, onion, saffron, salt, milk, Perfect Mashed Potatoes (see above)

Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Goat Cheese & Fresh Sage
Nearly everything is better with cheese, including mashed potatoes!
Ingredients in this recipe: goat cheese, butter, sage, milk, Yukon Gold potatoes

Let’s get cooking (and eating)!

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