Mom's Crazy Cooking Challenge where there is a theme each month and the mission is to use a recipe by a fellow blogger, make it and post it. This month's theme is Mashed Potatoes and I picked this recipe from What's Cookin Italian Style Cuisine. They turned out very creamy and spicy, but recommend cutting down on the cayenne as they do have a bite after you have taken a bite.
This easily made 6-8 generous servings.
5 medium white potatoes
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
4 tablespoons sour cream
3 tablespoon cream cheese or Philadelphia Italian Cooking Creme
1/2 stick butter
1/2 tsp parsley or cilantro
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp oregano or Italian seasonings
1/4 tsp basil
Dash of cayenne pepper
1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup milk, heavy cream, half and half
Non-stick spray coating
1/2 stick butter
1/2 -3/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/2 to 3/4 cup Shredded mozzarella or Italian blend cheese
Bring water to boil and add a few dashes of salt (optional). Peel and dice the potatoes until tender over medium heat until well cooked (test with a fork) - takes between 25-30 minutes. Drain and return to pan.
Mince garlic (I used pre-minced) and measure out spices
For the topping, in a separate bowl put the bread crumbs and butter and melt the butter (I put it in the over for a few minutes) and mix together until crumbly.
I used to fork to sprinkle the topping on the potatoes.
What's Cookin Italian Style Cuisine indicated she serves this with ham, pork or poultry and leftovers are great to use in croquettes or topping for a Sheperd's Pie.
Be sure to check out everyone else's recipes at the challenge.Mom's Crazy Cooking Challenge