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Remember I told you about the only herb I was successful growing this year? Well, now I have to figure out more recipes to use my basil in. We have a family dinner once a week, and this week I brought homemade mashed potatoes to the dinner table.
I’ve made my share of mashed potatoes, but this time, I wanted to add a bit more “flava,” if ya know what I mean…, so I decided to add some fresh basil to the mix.
- 3lb bag of red potatoes, washed & cubed (I didn’t peel mine, but you can if you want)
- 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream (you could use sour cream, plain greek yogurt, or even milk if you wanted)
- 1/2 cup vegetable broth
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil (or more for the liking)
I washed and cubed my potatoes putting them into water and boiling until a fork could stick through easily (about 15-20 minutes), then drained the water using a colander.
After they are cooked, place the potatoes back into the pot, add all the ingredients and blend. I use a hand-held mixer (like these) to mix up my potatoes. I saw my mother in-law do this at Christmas time once, and I have never gone back to hand mashing them again! Genius!
That’s it! Top with some butter, or even a bit more fresh, chopped basil, and enjoy! Of course, feel free to add more salt/pepper to your liking.
Sunny-Side-Up over Basil & Garlic Mashed Potatoes
If that isn’t enough to satisfy you, try having them for breakfast the next morning! I cooked up an egg to my liking (runny insides), after warming up the potatoes in the microwave, I tossed the egg on top and enjoyed my first meal of the day!
Is your mouth watering yet? Hope so! Tried it? Head over to Pinterest and show me your finished product!