Martini Mashed Potato Bar
I'm having a very different menu for the 4th this year.I'm including a Martini mashed potato bar.I catered a party a few months ago and I did this,everyone loved it. I've been wanting to do this for my family.
I made a really great mashed potato ,I used Yukon gold potatoes,cream,salt and pepper,.I put the mashed potatoes in a chafing dish to stay hot and put the topping in smaller dishes,I explained to the guests to top their potatoes with as many toppings as they like. Here are some idea for toppings:
butter,steamed broccoli,cheese,caramelized onions,cream cheese,salsa,chives, chile,gravy,mushrooms,,ground beef in gravy,cottage cheese,crumbled bacon,sautéed red and yellow bell peppers,pesto,chopped ham,fried onion straws,diced tomatoes.
Red potatoes also make great mashed potatoes.