Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Blue Diamond Garlic Mashed Taters Surprise!

Blue Diamond Garlic Mashed Taters Surprise

These are so good that Darren, mister, “I HATE CAULIFLOWER!”, you will get your most anti-veggie person to eat veggies!  I made Darren a bet that if I could make him eat and like cauliflower he had to buy me a blue diamond.  Well, I am still waiting for the diamond but got him to eat them and I think he ate like 3 cups of them b/c so far I have made at least 10lbs of taters for Thanksgiving but I only have about 8lbs to serve....

Anyway...  here you go and they are FABULOUS!

  • 5lbs of Yukon Gold potatoes – skin left on and cut in quarters
  • 1 bag of frozen cauliflower (SURPRISE!)
  • 1 large box fat free chicken broth
  • 5C water
  • 5 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 stick of butter softened cut into 6 pieces
  • ¼ - ½ C skim milk
  • either 1 oven roasted garlic (if you have time to make it) OR 2T minced garlic from the jar
  • salt & pepper to taste

In a large pot, put in the cauliflower on the bottom (this gets it out of sight of your household anti-veggie person). Then put the potatoes on top.  pour in the chicken broth and then water to where you have just about ½ in of water above the potatoes.  Plop in the bouillon cube and put it on the stove.  bring them to a boil and then lower the heat to about an 8 so it doesn't boil over – and cook those suckers for 40mins or to where you can stick a fork into a potato chunk and it falls apart.

Drain the potatoes and cauliflower and toss back into your pot.  Throw in the butter & garlic and then take a masher and start mashing.  Once everything is mashed slowly add in the milk – keep mashing.  You want just enough milk so they are slightly creamy and not soupy.  Then add salt & pepper to taste.  

Serve!  You can freeze these – which is what I do.  I make them about a week before Thanksgiving and then thaw them out, put them in a pretty serving dish, put them in the oven 350 for 30mins then put a few pats of butter on top and stick it under the broiler for like 2mins for crispy peaks.  SO easy!

You will get your favorite taters with a lower glycemic impact and a veggie stuck in there you won't know is there.   I PROMISE!  SUPER YUMMY FABU!

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