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Grandma's Mashed Potatoes - Bageleth - 10-22-2010 08:16 AM
I checked the "Bar & Grill" section of this site and noticed a few new recipes, including one for mashed potatoes (one of my favorite dishes). I noticed that it wasn't quite like the one I use, and the holidays are around the corner, so I thought that it might be ok to post here.
So, here is the recipe that my grandma has used for holiday meals, or any family meal, and has been passed down to the rest of us now that she no longer is cooking.
GRANDMA THEDA'S MASHED POTATOES
5lbs of potatoes, quartered & boiled
6oz of cream cheese
2tsp of onion salt
1tsp of salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2TBSP of butter
Mix all ingredients together until smooth & fluffy
Add whipping cream as needed. Very simple.
RE: Grandma's Mashed Potatoes - old honda rider - 10-22-2010 08:40 AM
Hey Bagelth, how many would this serve? I'm guessing about 8 to 10 but that's just a guess.
RE: Grandma's Mashed Potatoes - Boomer - 10-22-2010 09:05 AM
Sometime last winter we came across a similar recipe, only instead of cream cheese, we used sour cream bacon and chive potato chip dip. I know thats awful redneck, but it tasted great! With all the different dips out there you could really have some interesting concoctions.
RE: Grandma's Mashed Potatoes - Bageleth - 10-22-2010 09:46 AM
OHR-I think that my grandma would double the recipe for that number of people, mostly because we all took rather large servings........and seconds!
Boomer, that sounds like delicious chip dip! I think that sour cream and cream cheese can only improve food. Of course, I love dairy foods, so maybe I'm biased
RE: Grandma's Mashed Potatoes - Laffitupfzbl - 10-22-2010 10:12 AM
You know, I could never nail my parents mashed potato recipe. I've tried and tried. Then I realized two things: 1) They are, of course, boiling the potatoes in their own water. I truly believe that makes a huge difference. And 2) My Dad uses more butter in his potatoes than a sane person would use in a month. I never really realized how much he used until a while back. So I realized that only eating them when I go to my Dad's house is probably a good idea, considering how unbelieveably fattening they must be.
RE: Grandma's Mashed Potatoes - Bageleth - 10-22-2010 10:17 AM
So far, when I've made them here at home, they taste just like my grandma's. However, one year, when my granddad made them, he also added some beef broth from the roast to them. The flavor wasn't as good.
RE: Grandma's Mashed Potatoes - Neilbubbachuck - 10-22-2010 10:48 AM
(10-22-2010 09:05 AM)boomer Wrote: Sometime last winter we came across a similar recipe, only instead of cream cheese, we used sour cream bacon and chive potato chip dip. I know thats awful redneck, but it tasted great! With all the different dips out there you could really have some interesting concoctions.
Dude. Right on! You nailed it buddy. Plus mix in them green peas and garlic string beans. Ohhhh man!! Of course a little extra butter is a must with mashed anything.
RE: Grandma's Mashed Potatoes - Bageleth - 10-22-2010 11:08 AM
it sounds like we're heading toward the makings of Shepherd's pie
RE: Grandma's Mashed Potatoes - Neilbubbachuck - 10-22-2010 12:31 PM
Or just a really good pie
Ok what's a shepherds pie? Is that like a henway?
RE: Grandma's Mashed Potatoes - Bageleth - 10-22-2010 12:45 PM
Shepherd's pie is when you place ground beef, corn, carrots, green beans, & peas in a casserole dish, topped with mashed potatoes and baked in the oven. Pretty tasty!