Crispy Smoked Smashed Potatoes

I have a rule about firing up my Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker: never leave any empty space. The fire’s already going, might as well smoke as much as you can. I had a few corned beefs smoking, which meant I had some room left over, so I threw on a bag of red potatoes to … Continue reading “Crispy Smoked Smashed Potatoes”

Corn Mashed Potatoes

I love mashed potatoes, any way, any time. Grilled on cedar planks, made with roasted garlic, packed with Boursin cheese, it doesn’t matter how they’re made, I’ll eat them. Adding sweet corn takes potatoes to a new special happy place. That great sweet corn pop with the creaminess of the potatoes makes for the perfect … Continue reading “Corn Mashed Potatoes”

Cedar Planked Creamy Mashed Potatoes

After making cedar planked Cajun mashed potatoes the other day, I just had to make traditional creamy mashed potatoes the same way. And although I love mashed potatoes right out of the pot, finishing them on a cedar plank over a hot grill just takes them to a new wonderful place. A happy place. There’s … Continue reading “Cedar Planked Creamy Mashed Potatoes”

Cedar Planked Cajun Mashed Potatoes

I doubt I’ll ever make mashed potatoes the ‘old way’ again after making cedar planked Cajun mashed potatoes. Mashed potatoes on cedar planks on a hot grill are incredible. The cedar flavor (and aroma) is not overwhelming, but it adds a wonderful new dimension to mashed potatoes. Add some Cajun butter and you have what … Continue reading “Cedar Planked Cajun Mashed Potatoes”

Cajun Mashed Potatoes

Truth be told, I’d be happy at Thanksgiving or Christmas with just a big ole plate (or bowl… I’d prefer a bowl) of Cajun mashed potatoes topped with roasted turkey gravy, with a side of good ole fashioned dressing. Oh sure, I love (and make) a great turkey. And all the other dishes that make … Continue reading “Cajun Mashed Potatoes”

Cajun Mashed Potatoes

You can’t go wrong with a huge pile of Cajun mashed potatoes with a lake of gravy in the middle. As a kid I would build a ‘mashed potato dam’, making sure none of the gravy ran into the other foods on my plate. I was pretty opposed to gravy “contaminating” my peas.  Now that … Continue reading “Cajun Mashed Potatoes”

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

These roasted garlic mashed potatoes are outstanding. The roasted, savory flavor of these potatoes make them the perfect side. They also pass the ‘gravy lake test’, holding a nice big serving of gravy without getting runny. Rule #1: You can’t have too much gravy. Rule #2: You can’t have too much mashed potatoes. I roasted … Continue reading “Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes”

Boursin Cheese Mashed Potatoes

These Boursin cheese mashed potatoes are absolutely insanely yummy. They are chock full of all sorts of good things, like cream and cheese 🙂 Boursin cheese has such a fantastic savory flavor. The key to these potatoes is boiling the water with the garlic already added. This really adds to the flavor. We have a … Continue reading “Boursin Cheese Mashed Potatoes”

Meatloaf TV Dinner Part 2: The mashed potatoes and gravy

My wife and I picked up some old lunch trays at the antique mall recently. Ever since then we’ve been wanting to make a TV dinner-like meal. For our meatloaf TV dinner Part 2 we settled on this outstanding combination of smoked meatloaf, these scratch mashed potatoes with gravy, some fantastic herbed peas and carrots, … Continue reading “Meatloaf TV Dinner Part 2: The mashed potatoes and gravy”

Crispy Parmesan Potatoes

We were looking for the perfect side for our Stove Top stuffing meatloaf. We thought perhaps it would be mashed potatoes. Creamy homemade mashed potatoes would definitely be good with the wonderful brown gravy from the meatloaf. But we both wanted something a little crunchy, something roasted… something with more flavor than ‘just’ mashed potatoes. … Continue reading “Crispy Parmesan Potatoes”