Right now, the season of Winter is upon us, and for me, when there is a chill in the air, I tend to crave comfort foods. When I want some really good comfort food, I usually turn to a potato of some kind. Whether it is french fries or a baked potato with sour cream, butter, and chives, I will treat myself. I decided this time around to cure my Winter blahs, I would treat myself to a heaping scoop or two, to one of my favorite comfort foods–Loaded Red Mashed Potatoes.
This was the perfect carbohydrate that my body needed. I paired it with salmon and broccoli and enjoyed every creamy, buttery, and delicious bite of the potatoes. This is a quick recipe to make. It takes very little effort to clean your baby red potatoes and place them in a saucepan of water already brought to a boil. Here’s a tip that I like to use-Try not to get your potatoes too soft. You should be able to do a fork test and once you stick a hole in one or two, the skin will gently be easy to peel back. Then, once the potatoes are ready, drain the water and place your potatoes in a medium bowl.
I add all of my ingredients while the potatoes are still hot and mix everything in together. I use salt and pepper sparingly. Only a dash was needed for this recipe. The butter, sour cream, cheese, and chives were just the right balance of creamy deliciousness that I was craving.
These Loaded Red Mashed Potatoes might just give you a little comfort too if the Winter Weather Blahs seem as if they will stick around longer than they should. Get as creative as you wish. I left out the bacon, but feel free to use it as a topping.
Soon, Spring will be here. And, I am pretty sure, every now and then, I will still be eating myself a good-sized helping of these tasty Loaded Red Mashed Potatoes. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, Loaded Red Mashed Potatoes is a dish for All! Enjoy Every Bite!