Saturday, April 6, 2013

Smokey sides

Potatoes smoky mashed

10 small potatoes, mixed white and red, scrubbed clean
1 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon smoked salt
1 cup chives, diced
1 cup 1% milk
1/2 cup half and half
2 ounces extra sharp cheese, diced into 1/2 inch squares
1/4 teaspoon rosemary
1/4 cup sour cream

Food mill

i cheat, i microwave the potatoes, but you can also boil them and discard the water.
boil the water with salt, chives and rosemary and reduce the heat to low.
add the milk and smoked salt to the water.
use the food mill on the potatoes and add to the liquid
mix and add the half and half, cheese and then sour cream keeping the heat on low
If the mixture is too liquid, continue to heat on the stove, constantly stirring
OR place in a baking pan and bake it at 350 F for 30 minutes
OR add instant potatoes to the desired consistency