Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs
My son and I saw this on a PBS cooking show (Test Kitchen) and thought that it looked good so we tried it and loved it. I would use this as a base recipe and then added whatever you want afterwards like a package of ranch or bacon. Hope you enjoy. Cooking time will vary.
- 6 -8 whole potatoes
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 4 tablespoons fresh chives
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 1⁄2 cup water (reserved from boiling potatoes)
- Boil the whole potatoes in salt water.
- Remove them from the water and allow to dry (it will only take a couple of minutes) Do not pour out all the water. Save about 1/2 cup.
- While they are drying, mix the rest of the ingredients and the 1/2 cup of the potato water. I use a hand mixer for this and that really helps.
- Then, with a spatula or a wooden spoon, simply smash the potatoes. Just enough to break open to spud. Do not mash. Your goal is to have potato chunks.
- Fold the cream cheese mixture in with the potatoes.
- Season to taste.
These were delicious and easier than mashed potatoes. Using red skinned potatoes makes it very pretty.
Add this to my preferred comfort foods list. I used garlic and dill cream cheese and resisted the urge to mash the potatoes. My daughter remarked that this was a hot, creamy potato salad. Most of the family ate it just as it, I added a bit of a cayenne pepper dusting as I like my food spicy, even my comfort food. Thanks!
terrific recipe. tried this today for dinner later as i have to have everything ready early today, and they were delicious. my 3 yr old daugther even loved them and she is not a mashed pot. fan. very simple recipe; short list of ingredients but delicious end result. will make again. thanks for sharing.