Alright this is an easy one. But it’s a favorite. They are quite tasty. And they are a starch – well established that I quite enjoy them. And there’s garlic. In abundance. What’s better than that?
I don’t like my mashed potatoes all smooth and well mixed. That’s not to say I like artificially lumpy mashed. Nay nay. I don’t use a mixer either, it seems like cheating a bit. I have a heavy potato masher and it’s a lovely therapeutic thing to give everything a solid thrashing.
This recipe is a bit of a staple. Many people have different mashed potato recipes, I’m sure they’re probably all right. This one isn’t healthy, really. Don’t expect weight watchers with this one. What you will get is a really tasty side, or snack, or a meal if you feel the way I do about potatoes. Continue reading →
As much as I like bread, potatoes are a close second. Starch I guess runs my life. I’m surprised I don’t huff cans of laundry starch to get a fix when I’m feeling the urge for something starchy. Mashed, salt potatoes, fries, nothing comes quite close to my ideal as a homefry. I have a thing about homefries. They’re either too bland, too burnt, or too smooshy. A bit of a case of Goldilocks – nothing is ever quite right. But I’ve figured it out, finally!! I’ve fried them, steamed them, baked them…combinations of all of the above. Nothing ever gave me what I was looking for. I finally got a lock on it, and it makes them easier and healthier to boot. Another win-win! Brown, crispy, not burnt, not greasy, spicy and salty, and fluffy inside. I could not be more ecstatic. Continue reading →
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