AKA Old Man Mashed Up Spuds. Got Butter? You start with the basics and improve from there. This simple mashed potato recipe gives a tasty punch to an all time favorite side dish. This recipe is for a large gathering or plenty of leftovers.
Makes 12 to 20 portions depending on the size. Great recipe for special occasions like Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Just as great for Fat Tire Herb Pot Roast night. You can easily cut the recipe in half or by 3/4 if you only want to make a small amount. This recipe is very forgiving to adjustment
Potatoes 101 - The ladies love potatoes and all of there starchy goodness. Brothers know this. Love this. Make this and rejoice in the mashy hotness. Simple to make total prep and cook time approximately 90 minutes. Making a good impression total time approximately the rest of your life.
8 to 10 each 80 count peeled Potatoes
1 and 1/2 each (6 ounces) blocks softened Challenge Butter (salted or unsalted)
1 each martini glass (4 ounces) Knudsen 100% Sour Cream
2 each shot glasses Knudsen Heavy Whipping Cream
1 each shot glass minced Garlic
1 each tablespoon McCormick Pure Ground Black Pepper
1 each teaspoon Morton's Kosher Salt
Wash hands with medium hot water and soap. Start boiling water in large kettle or pot. Enough boiling water to cover the top of the peeled potatoes by 3 inches. Peel 8 to 10 each 80 count Potatoes. Using a potato peeler first rinse off the potato skin then peel. Place peeled potato in bowl of water and repeat process until all the potatoes are peeled. Its important to put all the peeled potatoes in the boiling water at one time. Once the water is boiling and the potatoes are peeled place the potatoes in the boiling water one at a time. For safety make sure there is no gap between the surface of the boiling water and the bottom tip of the peeled potato when you drop it. This method will help in preventing any splash of scolding boiling water. Boiling Potatoes 101 keep in mind the principles of water displacement for every potato you put in the boiling water the water will rise. Make sure your kettle or pot is large enough to handle 8 to 10 potatoes. Remember safety first. Cook peeled potatoes on medium high heat for 1 hour or until the potatoes are visibly falling apart. Use a lid periodically to maintain a rolling boil of the water. Once potatoes are cooked to the there mashy goodness turn off heat and let stand for 15 minutes. Then strain water out by pouring boiled potatoes through a large calendar in your sink. Again try to avoid splashing by pouring the kettle as close to the calendar as you can. Give the the boiled potatoes about 10 minutes to sit in the calendar to allow the water content to drain. Next pour your mash ready boiled potatoes into a stainless steel mixing bowl. Add 1 and 1/2 (6 ounces) blocks softened Challenge Butter, 1 each martini glass (4 ounces) Knudsen Sour Cream, 2 each shot glasses Knudsen Heavy Whipping Cream, 1 each shot glass minced Garlic, 1 each tablespoon McCormick Pure Ground Black Pepper and 1 each teaspoon Morton's Kosher Salt. Mix all content in stainless steel mixing bowl while potatoes are still nice and hot. Whip with a large spoon until blended smooth.
Make sure you allow enough time for the boiled potatoes to drain before pouring them into the stainless steel mixing bowl. They should look fluffy and hot like pictured above.
Have your ingredients ready to go when the boiled potatoes hit the mixing bowl and whip like there's no tomorrow. Timing is key so make this the final prep item when laying out a large spread and ring the dinner bell. There won't be an empty seat at the table.
So Cal Country Cooking. Love It! Goes well with Chicken or Fish as well. Serve with or without a gravy these Old Man Mashed Up Spuds stand well on their own.