goat cheese and cheddar smashed potatoes
November 10, 2011 § 7 Comments
It was sad, but I can’t help sharing this recipe nonetheless. What I love about smashed potatoes is that they are easy-peasy to prepare and oh so satisfying. You could roast them for better texture, or you could simply pop them into the microwave for 5 minutes.
Then add some cheese, cream, butter, salt and pepper, and use a potato masher to combine.
Then enjoy. This dish is easy to make and quite decadent.
Goat Cheese and Cheddar Smashed Potatoes
Makes 4 to 6 servings
8 to 10 red potatoes
4 to 5 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup goat cheese (I used Stone Hollow Creamery)
1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup half-and-half
2 tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil; set aside.
Wash and dry potatoes, and place in a large bowl. Add oil and toss to combine until potatoes are evenly coated. Place potatoes on prepared baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes, or until fork tender.*
When potatoes are roasted, remove from oven and place in a medium sauce pan. Break potatoes open with a fork. Add cheeses, half-and-half, butter, salt, and pepper. Cook over medium heat and use a potato masher to combine ingredients. Cook until cheese is melted through, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add half-and-half, 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed, until desired consistency is reached.