White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes
I found this recipe on Our family Treat, its another cooking blog I like, the link is off to the left of my site.
Anyway, these were YUMMY! Really flavorful. Make sure you add the liquid slowly, because if you did not have enough potatoes, the liquid may make the potatoes more like "porridge", which was our case the 1st time I made these. I had 6 potatoes mashed, but, I suppose I needed more.
What you need:
5 LARGE baking potatoes skinned (8-10 of the MEDIUM sized ones)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup milk
1 cup white cheddar (Irish Cheddar is great)
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives/or 1TBS dried
What you do:
Start by peeling and chopping your potatoes into small squares as close to the same size as possible. In a large pot add the potatoes, enough water to fill the pot 3/4 of the way, and the salt. Bring to a boil and let boil rapidly for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are done and soft to the fork. Strain the potatoes and place back in the pan over low heat. Add the cream,(slowly, don't add it all if it will make it soupy) cheese and pepper and mash until smooth. You can have them as lumpy as you like but I like mine smooth. If they are dry, you can add the milk a few tbsp at a time until you reach the consistency you like. Add the chives, and butter. Serve hot. (You may need more salt so taste them and salt to taste.)
I served these with chicken. They were delicious!