Goat Cheese & Chive Smashed Potatoes

IMG_1130If you are looking for side to your main dish, these potatoes are everything. They are creamy, cheesy and whipped. They taste like a cloud melting in your mouth. If this interests you in any way, do yourself the favour and make these right away!

I will often make these when we are having people over for dinner. I always want to impress when I’m cooking for others, but I of course want to socialize and enjoy myself a bit too. This potato recipe can make it on to most dinner plates with ease. Seared steak, pork roast, whole oven roasted chicken, pan-fried salmon filet? All perfect mains for this complimentary little side.

Ingredients: 3-4 potatoes (your choice, but I use either russet or red potatoes and I keep the skins on), 1/2 cup milk (or cream), 1/2 tube of goat’s cheese, 1/3 cup chives (I dice the tips of green onions finely), 1/3 cup sour cream (or plain Greek yogurt as a healthier option), 1/3 cup butter. *You should ideally have a beater for this recipe.

Instructions: wash and cut potatoes into small chunks (faster cooking time) and boil them until they are soft. Drain the water and use a potato masher to thin out the potatoes. Add milk, butter, sour cream and goat’s cheese. Use a beater to whip the potatoes. Stir in the chives. *I leave the potato skins on as it adds more texture and nutrients to this side dish, but you are welcome to remove the skins from the beginning.

Like I said, this is the most complimentary side dish. I chose an oven-baked salmon filet. You get the buttery aspect of the thick salmon and the buttery and creamy aspect from the potatoes. Why not pair this with a buttery Chardonnay? Perfection.

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