Mashed Potatoes

Chow posted a recipe today for Creamed Spinach. It’s made with baby spinach and lots of cream. I am sure it is delicious. Looks nice too. For the recipe:

http://www.chow.com/recipes/10731-creamed-spinach

My mother got us to eat spinach with her recipe for creamed spinach. Her version was this: mix cooked spinach with mashed potatoes. The mashed potatoes were so rich, creamy and buttery that she could have put any vegetable with it — turnips included — and we would have eaten it. Here’s the recipe:

Mashed Potatoes

2 pounds boiling potatoes (such as Yukon Gold)

4 tablespoons butter, cut into chunks

4 tablespoons cream cheese, cut into chunks

1/2 cup dairy sour cream

1/4 cup warm milk, approximately

salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Peel the potatoes and cut them into chunks. Cook them in lightly salted simmering water for about 20 minutes or until tender. Drain and return the potatoes to the pan. Cook briefly over low heat to evaporate excess moisture. Mash the potatoes with a ricer or potato masher. Add the butter and cream cheese and mix in thoroughly until the butter an cheese are completely blended in. Add the sour cream and blend in thoroughly. Mix in enough milk for desired consistency. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Makes 6 servings

If you want to make it into creamed spinach: add a bunch or two of cooked spinach.