Cheesy/Spicy Smashed Red Potatoes

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Andy Anderson !

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@ThePretentiousChef

Here’s a quick way to spice up just about any dish: From fish, to beef, to chicken, to whatever. This recipe is for a single person (the lonely guy), so if you have company, just multiply the ingredients by the number of hungry guests.

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Serves:
1
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 3 or 4 medium
    red potatoes, about 6 ounces
  • 2
    green onions, sliced, white parts only
  • 1/4 tsp
    fresh chives, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 tsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1 pinch
    cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • ·
    salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 pinch
    paprika

How to Make Cheesy/Spicy Smashed Red Potatoes

Step-by-Step

  1. Cook the potatoes in a pot of boiling water, until a paring knife or fork can be inserted with ease, about 20 minutes.
  2. Drain the potatoes, and then return them to the pot, and cook a bit longer, until all the excess water is evaporated, about 1 minute.
  3. Add the green onions (white parts), cream cheese, butter, mustard, salt, pepper, and cayenne.
  4. Use a potato masher, and mash until you have the desired consistency.
  5. Place into a serving dish, sprinkle with a bit of paprika, and finish with the chopped chives.
  6. Chef’s Note: Why red potatoes? These are also called waxy potatoes. They have a thin, smooth skin and an almost waxy flesh. They are high in moisture and sugar, but low in starch. They work great in soups, casseroles, potato salad, and roasting, because they hold their shape. When you mash them, the results tend to be thick and lumpy. Which is perfect for this side dish.
  7. Keep the faith and keep cooking...

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About Cheesy/Spicy Smashed Red Potatoes

Course/Dish: Vegetables Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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