Friday, February 10, 2012

Roasted Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes

I laughed when I received my recipe for the potato recipe swap. I had originally printed out this recipe,  around the time that Mary Ellen first blogged it, and tucked it away in my binder of recipes to make. I had just "found" it again and was planning on making it soon when I received it for the swap. I think something was telling me I needed to make these potatoes.


Roasted Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes
Source: Mary Ellen's Cooking Creations
Servings: 6-8
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Jalapeno Puree Ingredients: 
  • 2 large jalapenos
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
Potato Ingredients:
    • 2 lbs. red potatoes, washed and quartered (skins on)
    • 3 tbsp. sour cream
    • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter
    • 1/4 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
    • 1/2 tsp. chives, chopped
    • salt, to taste
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to broil. Place jalapenos on a sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil.
2. Broil jalapenos for 3-5 minutes on each side until the skins are browned and puckered.
3. Remove from the oven and reduce the temperature to 375.
4. Once jalapenos have cooled enough to handle, peel, seed and chop them. Combine with heavy cream and salt in a blender or use an immersion blender to puree. Set aside.
5. Meanwhile, place the potatoes in a large pot of lightly salted water and bring to a boil. Cook until potatoes are fork tender, 12-15 minutes. Drain water.
6. Add sour cream, butter and jalapeno puree to the mashed potatoes. Mash with a hand masher until smooth or use immersion blender.
7. Transfer the potatoes to a 8x8 baking dish and sprinkle with Mexican cheese. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese has melted into the potatoes.
8. Serve topped with chopped chives.

I'm usually a take them or leave them type of girl when it comes to mashed potatoes. Sure, mashed potatoes are tasty but I've never had any desire to eat a large quantity of them. Until this recipe, that is. These mashed potatoes are absolutely delicious! I had a very, very hard time not continually scooping pile after pile onto my plate. These will definitely make reoccurring appearances on my weekly menu.

Want to see what other recipes were part of this swap? Check out our host Sarah's blog. She always does a recap of all the recipes a few days after the swap!
 

2 comments:

  1. It was fate! :) I'm glad they were a hit. They certainly look amazing.

    Thanks for being part of the recipe swaps!

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  2. As a mashed potato fiend, I think this is the greatest.

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