The homemade mashed potato was never easy to make completely mouthwatering but this recipe has a simple way to cook. This recipe will make it impossible to resist eating creamy mashed potatoes. This can be cooked at midweek meals, kitty parties, birthday parties and also on Holiday gatherings. This is the best remedy and perfect for any occasion either a hectic day at work or a festive dinner such as Easter, Christmas or Thanksgiving.
Mashed potatoes are mostly used in making Gravy smothered with sauces. A table full of food most devoured food will be Side dishes. The biggest secret to this recipe is not plenty of butter to give flavour but Sour Cream. The combination of Half butter, enough required amount of sour cream and Hot milk make the most perfect Creamy Mashed potatoes.
Ingredients Required for Creamy Mashed Potatoes
1. In Australia make sure you start with the best potatoes such as Dutch Creams, creme Gold or CremeRoyale. Take 2 pounds (900g) of potatoes which should be peeled and cut into chunks.
2. Salted Water for boiling potatoes.
3. 4 tablespoons (56g) unsalted softened butter
4. 1/2 cup (120ml) heavy/sour cream
5. Add Salt as per your taste
6.Pepper as per your liking.
Instructions to Prepare Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Step: 1 Preheat your sous vide water bath to 183°F (84°C).
Step: 2 Place the potato chunks in a vacuum-sealable bag or a sturdy, food-grade zip-top bag. Add the butter to the bag, ensuring it is evenly distributed among the potatoes.
Step: 3 Seal the bag using a vacuum sealer or by using the water displacement method. To use the water displacement method, partially seal the bag and then slowly lower it into the water bath, allowing the pressure to push the air out of the bag. Once most of the air is removed, seal the bag completely.
Step: 4 Place the bag into the preheated water bath and cook the potatoes for 1 to 1.5 hours. The cooking time may be changed depending on the size of the potato chunks. The potatoes should be tender when pierced with a fork.
Step: 5 The potatoes are cooking till then you can warm the heavy cream in a small saucepan over low heat. Do not let it come to a boil; you just want to warm it up.
Step: 6 Once the potatoes are done cooking, carefully remove the bag from the water bath and open it. Transfer the cooked potatoes to a large mixing bowl.
Step: 7 Mash the potatoes using a potato masher or a fork. Add the warm heavy cream slowly while mashing, until you achieve your desired texture. You can adjust the amount of cream depending on how creamy you want the potatoes to be more or less.
Step: 8 Season the mashed potatoes with salt and pepper to taste. Give it a final mix to ensure the seasoning is mixed and well-distributed in mashed potatoes.
Step: 9 Serve the sous vide creamy mashed potatoes immediately as a delicious side dish.
What can be Served with Creamy Mashed Potato?
Creamy mashed potatoes are a versatile side dish that suits well with a variety of main courses. The following are some delicious options to serve with creamy mashed potatoes:
Roast Chicken: Tender and juicy roasted chicken complements the creamy texture of mashed potatoes. The combination is classic and on-demand.
Gravy: Serve your creamy mashed potatoes with a rich and flavorful gravy. The gravy adds moisture and enhances the overall taste of creamy mashed potatoes.
Beef Stew: The hearty and savoury flavours of beef stew are a great match for creamy mashed potatoes. The potatoes can help soak up the flavorful stew broth.
Roast Beef: Whether it's a succulent prime rib or juicy roast beef, the meat's robust flavour matches beautifully with creamy mashed potatoes.
Meatloaf: The combination of meatloaf and mashed potatoes is a comforting and satisfying meal. The creamy texture of the potatoes increases the deliciousness of the meaty flavours of the meatloaf.
Grilled or Roasted Vegetables: For a vegetarian person option can be to serve creamy mashed potatoes alongside grilled or roasted vegetables. The potatoes provide a creamy contrast to the charred or roasted flavours of the vegetables.
Pork Chops: Pan-seared or grilled pork chops are a delicious choice with creamy mashed potatoes. The combination of tender pork and creamy potatoes is delightful.
Meatballs: Whether they are served in a rich tomato sauce or with creamy gravy, meatballs make a tasty accompaniment to creamy mashed potatoes.
Roasted Turkey: Creamy mashed potatoes are a classic side dish for Thanksgiving or holiday meals. They pair perfectly with roasted turkey and all the traditional fixings.
Sautéed Mushrooms: Add some sautéed mushrooms to your plate serving with creamy mashed potatoes. The earthy and savoury flavours of mushrooms complement the creamy potatoes wonderfully.
These are just some ideas to try with creamy mashed potatoes to get you started. Ultimately, you can pair mashed potatoes with a wide range of proteins, sauces, and vegetables based on your personal choices and the flavours you enjoy.
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