Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Garlicky Mashed Potatoes

Let's talk comfort food.
I lurv it.  I lurv it a lot.  That's why my rear end is so ginormous.
My comfort foods include, but are not limited to, butter, pizza, perogies, mashed potatoes and gravy, soup, chicken and dumplings (omigosh - I haven't MADE that with you yet?  My bad), fresh tray buns with butter, turkey, stuffing, cake with lots of icing, Laughing Cow cheese, Biscoff, cookie dough blizzards, cookies, muffins, lasagna, pasta with cream sauce, etc. etc.
I would say that this potato side dish definitely would constitute as a comfort food.

'Cause it's full of delightful things - and it's EEEEEEEEASY!!!!
Cook potatoes until they are fork-tender.  Then add in butter and sour cream.

Then mash the potatoes until smooth as desired and throw in the green onions.  The recipe actually calls for chives, but I couldn't find any.  And the garlic.

Spread the potatoes into a 9 x 13 baking pan.

Top with cheese and bake until the cheese is melted.  It'll only take a few minutes.

Then top with a container of French-fried onions.  Can never have too much of those.

Then bake until the French-fried onions are crisp and golden.

Oh MY these were so good!!!  The crispy onions, the cheesy love, the garlicky mashed potatoes.  Yum, yum, yum...... 
So if you're having something like chicken fingers or a slow-cooker roast beef and need a side - I recommend these.
Believe me - you'll be adding these potatoes to your list of comfort foods in no time.
xoxo - Heather

Garlicky Mashed Potatoes
6 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
3 garlic cloves, peeled
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup sour cream
2 Tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup French Fried onions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.  Lightly butter a baking dish and set aside.
  2. Add the potatoes and garlic to a medium-sized pot and cover with cold water until covered.  Bring the water to a boil, cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender. 
  3. Drain the water from the garlic and potatoes and mash with an electric mixer or a masher.
  4.  Stir in the chopped chives.
  5. Spoon the potatoes into the prepared baking dish and spread out. 
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 - 25 minutes or until hot. 
  7. In the last 10 minutes of baking, top the potatoes with the cheddar cheese and return to the oven.  Bake until the cheese is melted.
  8. Top the melted cheese with the French-fried onions and return to the oven until the onions are crisp - about 2 or 3 minutes. 

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