Smashed and mashed and crashed taters

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dirtsailor2003, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    What's everyone doing to their taters for the big meal???

    Skin on, skin off? Garlic or other seasonings? Cream, milk, stock, butter? Using a food processor, ricer, food mill, blender, fork?

    I prefer skin on mashed taters. The family doesn't. I like to add garlic cloves, salt and pepper to the water. Garlic gets mashed with the taters. I usually mash with a fork then run through the food mill. Add some butter and mix up really good. Top with chives, paprika and chopped fresh parsley.

    Every once in a while I'll add sour cream or Greek yogurt. And when I go all out crumbled bacon of chopped ham!
  2. Making my gf's family eat mac 'n cheese for a starch. 

    Last year it was a cherry/pistachio rice pilaf instead of potatoes. 


    Roasted garlic or caramelized onions are good additions. 
  3. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yes, I've cooked & mashed garlic along with the taters.

    Next year I hope to have a potato garden. I want Linda's grandson to see food coming up out of the earth. Growing potatoes is the best thing that can happen to a garden, with all the soil amendment.

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