Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Quick & Easy Smashed Potatoes

I used to watch Rachel Ray's 30 Minute Meals and she always is making what she calls "Smashed Potatoes" but she varies the flavors to match the dish she is making. I have developed my own version that I use when I grill pork chops, chicken, or steak, or when I just need a quick side and am sick of rice. Here is my version:


Boil enough potatoes for your group in water. Drain potatoes (reserve a little of the water for easier smashing). Return potatoes to pan and add cheese and bacon. I like using cheddar cheese, or colby jack and the Real Bacon Pieces you can buy at Costco. Put in enough for your own taste, I usually do about a handful of each, a little more cheese than bacon. Then just smash it all together and mix. (I love my potato masher tool for this).

I have also used the cannery instant potatoes, just making them a little runnier than normal. I am sure you could use potato flakes too, I just have never done it.


Heather said...

These look like tasty taters. I'll have to try those for a side dish!

Snow Crew said...

I love your recipes. They all look sooooo tasty and cooking friendly!