Are potatoes a staple in your home? They sure are in mine including; Bacon and Pancetta Potatoes, Market Street Au Gratin Potatoes and Pommes Anna. Why? Potatoes are cheap and versatile. We are always willing to try a different potato recipe. Paula Deen has a great recipe to try, Garlic Mashed Potatoes.
Peeling potatoes is an amusing event in our home. Little Chef D picked out the potatoes. She lined them all up next to each other and said, “The baby one is so cute. I want to do the baby one. You can do all the others.” As much as she was talking about the cute little potato I’m surprised she wanted to peel and eat it! Of course as usual her potato slipped out of her hand and she had to chase it! I really don’t think they do it on purpose because I know they are slippery after you peel them.
Little Chef D is determined to do the rest of the recipe herself! Sometimes her attention span cuts her off, but for this recipe she was fully focused. She LOVES using a knife. I think because that is the next step in being grown up and she wants so much to be big like her sisters. She did very well filling the measuring cup with sour cream. The counter was mostly clean after which was surprising!
When the potatoes were soft the easy part begins…just dump the rest of the ingredients in, mash and stir. She tried mashing but said it was too difficult. She said, “You do it because you are the best.” Maybe she thought I needed a little pick me up?! The rest of the ingredients were added in including the milk which was spilt on the floor in the process. Little Chef D had to announce to the entire house, “We spilled milk on the floor, everyone come and see it!” Finally the milk was dumped into the pan but when the masher was pressed down immediately after milk squirted up and out!
My Little Chefs were able to pick out the garlic flavor- those who did not know garlic was in the recipe. They are becoming familiar with the taste of more foods. They loved this recipe so much we did not make enough! Because they don’t listen to each other very well and are mostly concerned about what they have to say I repeatedly said to each of them, “I’m sorry the potatoes are gone”, to which they replied,” ahhhh too bad!” This recipe will definitely be made again!
Linking to: Lady Behind the Curtain
- 3 medium baking potatoes peeled and coarsely chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
- 1/4 cup sour cream, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon finely minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon (or more) whole milk, at room temperature or warmed
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Add the butter, sour cream and garlic. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher or the back of a fork until the ingredients are blended. Add the milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the potatoes are the desired consistency. Taste and add salt and pepper, if needed.