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!