Thursday, January 7, 2010

Garlic Smashed Potatoes

For some strange unexplained crazy reason I cannot make tradition mashed potatoes. God knows my dad has tried to teach me. I swear my mixer starts chuckling when I get it out and sit it on the counter. It even mocks me while I'm boiling the potatoes. I was about to give up until I came across this recipe. Smashed potatoes and I get along splendidly and my family loves them! Usually when cooking just for the four us I cut this recipe in half.
5 lbs unpeeled red potatoes, quartered
12 oz butter, room temperature
5 oz Romano cheese, grated
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp salt
2 tsp dried oregano
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 45 minutes; drain. Stir in butter, cheese, garlic, salt and oregano. Mash with a potato masher and serve.


Tasha said...


Red potatoes make the BEST (s)mashed potatoes!! I've also found that adding sour cream (or cream cheese) lends to extra creaminess too!!

Married/Single Parent said...

Sour cream is the bestest! I have never tried cream cheese, I'll have to add some next time.


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