Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Who doesn't love homemade mashed potatoes? It is a classic side dish at holidays or is just a classic comfort food. It is hard to make mashed potatoes creamy without sour cream, butter, and whole cow's milk. The key ingredient in these mashed potatoes is goat's cheese. Although goat's cheese does have lactose in it, it is a smaller amount of lactose and is easier to digest. If you are lactose intolerant, this recipe will probably be okay for you because the lactose (or the milk sugar) is different and in a smaller amount in goat's milk compared to cow's milk. On the other hand, if you are allergic to dairy products, goat's milk protein is very similar to cow's milk protein. A dairy allergy deals with proteins within the milk, therefore goat's milk would not be a safe alternative.

Also, the key with these mashed potatoes is to steam the potatoes rather than boil them in water. When you steam any vegetable, you keep all the vitamins and minerals that our bodies need within the vegetable.
Now if you don't have a steamer, you can most certainly just boil the potatoes.
All in all, the added goat's cheese tasted amazing in these mashed potatoes!

5 red skin potatoes, scrubbed
1/2 cup Low Salt Chicken Broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 oz garlic and herb goat cheese

1.  Once potatoes are scrubbed, cut into 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch cubes. Place the potatoes in steamer/pot of water. Boil potatoes until they are soft.

2. Once potatoes are soft, drain the water out. Mash the potatoes and add the chicken broth, salt, pepper, and goat cheese.

3. Combine everything together. Serve immediately.

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