I first tasted the Betty Crocker's brand of "instant" flavoured creamed potatoes whilst in the USA, and I being a sceptical ol' B, because having tried and tasted the miserable unflavoured "smash" type of British instant potatoes, thought these would be as mushy and flavourless as the British version. Not so, I am pleased to report, I became a convert of Betty Crocker's! As this brand is not available in the SuperStores "ha LoL!}, I use in the UK, I set about producing a flavoured fresh mashed, potato that I could produce to add pizzazz to my own meals. Although not "instant" this fills my brief. I've never being shy about experimenting, food wise, so I decided to produce flavours into my mashed (or creamed) potatoes, for a change. Even though I say it myself, this tasted spectacular!
- maris piper potatoes (or Maris bard)
- 1 tablespoon sour cream
- 1 tablespoon fresh chives (chopped, a heaped tablespoon)
- 1 dash milk (if needed)
- butter (a knob of)
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Thinking about this, I wonder what these will taste like if I were to save any leftovers and make bubble and squeak patties to have with my fry-up of a morning, a good ol' English (hi-cholesterol) breakfast, with glass or few, of "full bodied" red wine during the same evening to counter this cholesterol! One could try adding a cheese, bacon, or garlic flavour to these too. Your own imagination is the limit, be creative!JR