The holidays are upon us and that calls for really special potatoes. The kind of potatoes that elicit raves from family and friends. These Decadent Smashed Potatoes are just that kind. Creamy, lovely, decadent smashed potatoes!
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Decadent Smashed Potatoes: Keep It Real!
Yep, that’s what I’m talking about! Freshly grated Parmesan…how these potatoes be anything but delicious?
Keep It Chunky!
Add fresh chives for a little more flavor and color.
Let’s Chat About Creme Fraiche!
Creme Fraiche is a french sour cream that is creamier and sweeter than regular sour cream, giving your smashed potatoes and luscious, silky texture!
The Recipe: Decadent Smashed Potatoes
The holidays are upon us and that calls for really special potatoes. The kind that elicit raves from family and friends. These Decadent Smashed Potatoes are just that kind. Creamy, lovely, decadent smashed potatoes!
- 3 lbs rose potatoes, skin on
- Sea salt, to taste
- 1 cup half and half
- 1/4 cup butter (more if you like!)
- ½ cup creme fraiche or sour cream
- ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 Tablespoon chopped chives
Place potatoes and two pinches of salt in a pot of cold water, cover and bring to a boil. When water is boiling lower heat, and simmer till potatoes are tender (about 25-30 minutes). When potatoes are almost done, heat half and half and butter in a saucepan.
Drain potatoes and place them in large bowl (if using a hand mixer) or in the bowl of a stand mixer mixer with a paddle attachment. Mix just long enough to break potatoes up. Add hot half and half/ butter mixture a little at a time while mixing on lowest speed. Add crème fraiche, chives and Parmesan cheese. Salt and pepper to taste.
Serve alone or with gravy
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