Monday, June 7, 2010

Delicious Creamy Mashed Potatoes


Step aside, McDreamy. Move over, McSteamy. Here comes McCreamy - smoother, cuter and less complicated.

Now, this stuff is gold. It comes from the fabulous, multi-talented Ree Drummond, aka The Pioneer Woman. If you haven't heard of her or her blog, I don't know which rock you are living under.



Just look at it! This mashed-potato-dream-come-true gets its royal creaminess from butter, cream and ... drum roll please ... Philly Cream Cheese! It is so incredibly creamy, you'll go delirious at first lick. This is by far, THE mashed potato to beat, and coming from me, ahem - Ms Spudnik herself - it says everything. ;)

Wooo ... it'll be a tough fight whenever I have a slab of Philly in the fridge, between Cotton Soft Japanese Cheesecake and this heavenly mash. Decisions, decisions.

For the recipe on how to go from this:



To this:



... click on this.

Ree has done up the post with fantastic step-by-step photos, so I'm not gonna reinvent the wheel. The only thing I did different was to use light cream instead of half-and-half. And only sea salt was added because I didn't have onion powder, Lawry's, whatever. And it already tasted amazing. Next time, I will try adding some mashed roasted garlic cloves (Ree's fave). Holy yum!

In the meantime, I'll leave you with something sunny while I go back to painting the rest of my apartment (2 more bedrooms to go ... I can do it, I can do it, I CAN DO IT). Clearly, it would be wise to work it off after you eat this dish. McCreamy is really McFatty in disguise. ;)

27 comments:

  1. What a treat! I have never tried it this way, but..... what a treat!

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  2. ooh tht looks very creamy and delirious to me. we do live a hard life of decisions don't we. gorgeous mash JU. :)

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  3. Hi, i tried to click on the link 'this', but it doesn't work...

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  4. Great looking mash and love the last flower shot, just reminds me of how opposite it is here with every leaves falling on the ground. The link is not working Ju, you might wanna check on that.

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  5. I clicked on "this" and nothing opened, but I do love the Pioneer Woman blog !
    Is there anything more homey and comforting as mashed potatoes?

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  6. Anon, Quinn, a Broad: Thank you for your alert. Link fixed. :)

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  7. Oh the mashed potato looks so creamy, look like ice cream to me yum yum

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  8. Great minds think alike! I made mashed potatoes as well. Yours look like the real deal. creamy and fluffy!

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  9. This is my go-to recipe for mashed potatoes. When, I'm in a rush, however, I skip the baking step. It is just as good in my opinion. YUM!

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  10. Oooh I love Ree Drummond!! The mash looks postively delish!!!

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  11. wah look so soft ... made me so hungry now. So the secret is cream cheese hehe ;)

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  12. Memória: Thanks for pointing it out. I, too, skipped the baking part ... this mashed potato was eaten fresh off the pot. But I reckon if I was making it ahead of time, and keeping it in the fridge, then baking (to reheat) would be necessary. :)

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  13. Thanks for pointing us to the recipe Ju. Looks great =) The best one I've tried till now called for buttermilk instead of regular milk but this one certainly looks delish... And I like the baking bit. Will have to try it some time...

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  14. Ooooh - okay heading out to Pioneer Woman's site to check out the step by step - it looks like the ultimate comfort food.

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  15. You don't even know what a weakness I have for mashed potatoes. (I call them mashies.) Apparently my mom ate mixing bowls full of them when she was pregnant with me, and I guess it seeped into my DNA somehow. These photos are killing me! Looks so good. mmmm. need mashies ....

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  16. Hello Ju!!

    Your creamy mashed potatoes look so tasty!! Very flavourfull too!

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  17. Ahh... I have never added cream cheese in mash... looks really great to tuck in!

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  18. My whole family has this thing for mashed potato. I always add butter and cream to mine but never cream cheese.. It's time for me to try this recipe out, like now! :P

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  19. hi ju
    this is beautiful how you can cook scrumptious thing out of a potato !! congratulations !! Pierre de Paris

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  20. definitely a new way to try mashed potatoes! MMM, All it needs is some braised beef cheek now!

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  21. Great mash...creamy and delicious! My children will ask me to make immediately if they see this one :P

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  22. Ottimo questo pure'. Oltre che una bravissima cuoca sei anche una bravissima fotografa, complimenti. Un abbraccio, ciao Daniela.

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  23. Your creamy potato looks fabulous! This dish is always a hit in my family.

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  24. Hey Ju, my wife-whom-you-know is making this right this very moment. Or a variant of it anyway. ;)

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