07 March 2016

Cottage Mashed Potatoes #TasteCreations

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Thank you to all who added Leek recipes to last month's Taste Creations.  Leeks are delicious, and if you haven't ventured out to try them, you must!  I insist!

This month, the month of March, the month we celebrate all things Irish, we decided on the potato.  I am sharing my favorite version of mashed potatoes.  Not the perfect fluffy mashed potatoes we get at Thanksgiving, those are Thanksgiving potatoes.  These are the every day potatoes that you don't have to get out the beaters.  You mash them with the power of your own hands.  It is very satisfying to make these potatoes!

I think they are special because of the added basil.  It is just something a little different.  It is hard to get fresh basil right now, so I used my frozen basil from my fall harvest that I posted about earlier.  I squeezed the excess water from it before I added them to the dish.

Cottage Style Mashed Potatoes





Cottage Mashed Potatoes

by Terri Steffes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Ingredients (4 servings)
  • 1 lb yukon gold baby potatoes
  • 2 T butter
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 1/2 c sour cream, cottage cheese or plain yogurt
  • 2 T chopped garlic
  • 1 T minced basil
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
Bring 4 c of salted water to a boil. Quarter potatoes and place into boiling water. Boil 15 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender. Drain and dry boil the potatoes for a few seconds to completely dry. Add all the other ingredients except salt and pepper. Using a potato masher, mash potatoes roughly but until all ingredients are blended. Salt and pepper to taste.
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11 comments :

  1. Yum
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  2. My husband would be so happy if I made these! I never considered using anything othre than cream and butter in mashed potatoes, but the sour cream is a great idea.

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  3. Hi, Terri! I love potatoes and basil, so I will be trying this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I love yukon gold potatoes and I'll bet these tasted wonderful.

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  5. I linked up! Thanks! Your potato recipe looks delish!

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  6. Hi Terri! I never thought about adding cottage cheese before to potatoes. Your recipe sounds wonderful. I might try it. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I love this idea, and this is a new way to make potatoes, thanks!

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  8. Crystal11:12 AM

    I never thought about cottage cheese in mashed potatoes. That would be great!

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  9. Cottage cheese in mashed potatoes is new to me, too. I'll have to give it a try next time.

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  10. This looks so good. Loved the idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Anything mash potato is good for me!

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