Do you have one of those recipes that you only make every once in a while because they are so naughty? The amount bad that goes into a recipe where you just can’t make it more than once every two months. Yea that this is one of those recipes.
I don’t know if it is the onions, garlic or the wonderful Yancey’s Fancy New York Artisan roasted garlic cheese, but this recipe is always a hit. A friend of mine constantly requests this recipe when he comes over. And if there are leftovers (which there usually aren’t) he takes them home.
Naughty Roasted Garlic Cheddar Mash Potatoes
5 to 6 medium-sized potatoes (washed, peel and cubed)
1 teaspoon garlic
1/2 small onion
4 tablespoons butter
1 to 2 cups shredded roasted garlic cheddar cheese (I used Yancey’s Fancy New York Artisan Cheese)
Milk (depending on your liking – I usually put about a cup or so)
salt and pepper to taste
Wash, peel and cube the potatoes. Bring a big pot of water to a boil. Season water with 1 teaspoon garlic. Add potatoes and cook for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender. Strain potatoes and set aside.
While the potatoes are cooking, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a frying pan. Fry onion until translucent. Set aside.
Coarsely mash the potatoes with a potato masher. Add 2 tablespoons of butter and continue to mash the potatoes. Add milk a little at a time (depending on your liking) and continue to mash the potatoes until your preferred creamy consistency. Add fried onions and roasted garlic cheddar cheese. Mix till combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
We usually have this side dish with a vegetable and steak. Completely delish! To change the recipe up a bit you can always leave the potato skins on to give it a nice texture.