Friday, October 19, 2012

Famous Idaho Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Potato harvest is drawing to a close, so we thought it was high time to post our Mashed Potatoes and Crafts Secret Recipe for Smashing Spuds!

Mashed Potatoes are so easy, but you can jazz them up a little.

Here's how to make Smashing Spuds

To make 6-8 servings, take 5 good sized Idaho potatoes and start scrubbing.

Don’t peel the potatoes!
When making Idaho Mashed Potatoes, scrub spuds thoroughly then use a paring knife or peeler to remove three strips of skin, one on each end, and one in the middle. Cut and boil the potatoes until fork tender.

 Drain off the water and if you'd like, save the potato water to put in your next batch of homemade bread or dinner rolls. It makes them extra soft.
Ready to mash?
Use a potato masher or electric beaters, depending on the consistency you like--extra smooth or a bit chunky.
Next add 1/2 cube butter, 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and a tablespoon of seasoning. We like the Red Robin Seasoning (the same stuff they use on their fries) or you can use Season All or another favorite blend.
Mix together and give it a taste.
 You can vary the recipe to your preferred taste, but the seasoning really gives it that extra special flair--not overpowering, just enough to make you go Mmmmmm.
Rachelle loves those Idaho potatoes! Hope you enjoy Smashing Spuds from