Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fall into Flavor



Linda from 2nd Cup of Coffee has once again started the Fall into Flavor meme. It will run five weeks and it's time to post our yummy fall foods. And she's got a great apron up for grabs. I want me that apron.

Today, I'm giving you a bit of a different take on the the regular old mashed potatoes. No need for gravy with this one. And it goes with any meat.

Jazzed Mashed Potatoes

-8 medium red potatoes

-4 cloves of garlic, peeled

-1/2 cup butter or marg

-1/4 cup half and half (or milk if you insisit on saving a few calories)

-1 tsp. steak seasoning (more or less to taste, I prefer a good heaping tsp)

I make this with the peels on if the potatoes have a nice skin. Scrub them well if you leave them on or peel the potatoes if you don't like the skins. Cut into large chunks and put into cold water in large pot. Add the garlic cloves whole. Bring to a boil and cook until tender.

Drain the potatoes taking care not to lose the cloves of garlic. Add butter and mash together. Mix in the half and half or milk, and seasoning with an electric mixer until creamy. If your potatoes were on the dry side you might need to add an extra splash of half and half. You be the judge. Add salt to taste, if desired.

15 comments:

Melanie @ This Ain't New York said...

Yum. Love the idea of cooking the garlic with the potatoes.
I add cream cheese to my mashed potatoes sometimes for creaminess. You may as well go for it!

Beverlydru said...

These look delish! They would be great with the meatlof I posted!

ellen b. said...

Looks yummy Susanne!!

skoots1mom said...

like the surprise of steak sauce...hubby's gonna love these

Mocha with Linda said...

Sounds yummy!

Thom said...

Sounds good. There's an award on my blog for you, posted Monday and there will be another one tomorrow :)

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Ooooooo...I made what I call "party potatoes" but I've never added steak seasoning to them! Yum!

thedomesticfringe said...

Mmmmm...sounds good. I would never have thought to add sugar or steak seasoning.

-FringeGirl

SnoWhite said...

Steak seasoning... yummy!

Faith said...

yummy!!

Brenda said...

This almost makes my mouth water reading the recipe!

Sarah said...

Tasty! Will have to try this one!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Mmmmm. Never met a potato I didn't like, but I esp. like the red ones with skins on. Thanks for sharing.

Thena said...

I have never thought about steak seasoning in mashed potatoes. Sounds wonderful. I've been adding the garlic for a while now. Thanks to seeing Paula Deen make hers that way. lol

Lisa writes... said...

Yum!