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Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Perfect Mashed Potatoes by pachomp.com

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

5 med. potatoes

8 oz. sour cream

4 oz. butter (1 stick)

1 c. shredded parmesan cheese

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 tsp. salt

¼ tsp. black pepper

Perfect Mashed Potatoes by pachomp.com

Wash and cut potatoes into 1” chunks. Boil for 10 minutes or until tender all the way through. Strain and add all other ingredients. Mash to your favorite consistency.

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Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Shepherd’s Pie

Some things are worth the trouble.  This is, fo sho.

Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd’s Pie

1 tbs. olive oil

3-4 lg. carrots, diced

1 lg. onion, diced

1 lb. ground beef or lamb

1 tsp. black pepper

3-4 sprigs fresh thyme, finely chopped

1 tbs. butter

1 c. frozen peas

 2 tbs. flour

2 tbs. tomato paste

1 glass red wine

2 tbs. Worcestershire sauce

1 c. stock

6 c. leftover mashed potatoes

1 egg, beaten

grated parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Sauté the carrots in olive oil until tender, but firm.

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Add the onions and sauté until translucent.

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Add the meat and season with black pepper and thyme.

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Cook the meat through and drain the fat.  Stir in the butter and peas.  Sprinkle with flour and stir through.

Shepherd's Pie

Add the tomato paste, wine, and Worcestershire sauce and simmer for 5 minutes.

Shepherd's Pie

Add the chicken stock and allow to reduce to a thick meaty gravy.

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Season to your taste. Remove from heat.  Add the meat sauce to a 9×13 greased casserole dish.

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Spoon the mashed potatoes over top.

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Brush with egg and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Shepherd's Pie

Bake for about 20 minutes, until the cheese is slightly browned on top.

Shepherd's Pie

 Enjoy as is or with garlic bread.

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Shepherd’s Pie

Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Babafa doesn’t eat cream cheese.  I have never witnessed it, but he claims that it makes him throw up.  Apparently, he ate cheesecake when he was nine and threw it up all over the restaraunt and has resolved to never eat cheesecake or cream cheese again because it brings back terrible memories.  Poor baby.

What Babafa doesn’t know, is that I have stealthily added cream cheese to practically every meal he has ever eaten in the past 10 years we have been married.  Not because I’m a sly bitch.  Well, okay, maybe it’s because I’m a sly bitch.  Either way, I love food and, in my opinion, most food is better with cream cheese.  Amirite or AMIRITE?!!

Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

5 med potatoes

8 oz. cream cheese

1 c. sour cream

½ c. whipping cream

4 oz. butter (1 stick)

1 c. shredded cheddar cheese

1 clove garlic, minced

2 tsp. salt

¼ tsp. black pepper

½ c. shredded cheddar cheese (for topping)

 Wash and cut potatoes into 1” chunks.  Boil for 10 minutes or until tender all the way through.  Strain water and add all other ingredients (except topping).  Mix until well blended or to your favorite consistency.  Top with cheese before serving.

I recently served these with Eat My Meatloaf and Chili Coke Roast.

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Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes