Thursday, March 10, 2011
Mama's Cheesy Mashed Potatoes- Italian Style
My husband always told our kids that he only married me for my meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Apparently before me, he thought potatoes came in a box. Here's a cheesy way to make mashed potatoes. Recipe borrowed from Donna Martinez.
Potatoes – count on 1 potato per person and add 1 extra to the pot. Cut in quarters
Locatelli Romano or Parmesan grated cheese (NOTE: this does not mean Kraft parmesan! That's a sin!)
Mozzarella cheese shredded
1 stick margarine cut up (add more margarine if you use more than 5 large potatoes)
½ cup milk or more if needed
In a pot of water add cut potatoes and salt. Cook until fork tender.
Drain most of the water out of the pot until a small amount of water remains at the bottom
Return potatoes to pot and add margarine and salt and pepper
Add small amount of milk and using an electric hand blender mix well until lumps disappear. Add more milk as needed until potatoes are whipped and fluffy.
In a baking dish layer in half of the whipped potatoes and then sprinkle a layer of Locatelli or Parmesan Cheese and then a layer of shredded Mozzarella. Repeat with the remaining potatoes and layer cheeses again.
Bake at 350 until top begins to brown.