Archive for April 24, 2010

For some reason, I always have mashed potatoes left over.

Well.. not really for “some” reason. I know the reason. I don’t know how NOT to make a lot of mashed potatoes.

I don’t use the boxed stuff.. or the frozen stuff.. or the pre-made stuff. I mash using the age old recipe of potatoes, milk and butter. It’s actually cheaper that way.

Anyway.. so the other night I had mashed left over and decided to get a  little creative with re-serving them.

Chief may be the culinary school trained chef .. but let me tell you something, this chick has got TALENT in the kitchen!! LOL!!

Anyway.. I came up with this on my own and not only is it pretty damn simple but everybody went gaga over them..

Even the culinary school trained chef.

And let me tell you something.. I get the jollies when I do something that he never did and he can’t get enough of it!

LEESE’S POTATO MUFFINS (ok.. what the hell else am I suppose to call them?)

Take your left over mashed and mix in chopped up bacon. As much or as little as you like. We like bacon. Then, mix in some sour cream, if you hadn’t already used it when making your mashed :: I normally don’t but this time I did :: and then mix in some shredded cheddar cheese.

Ok. Now you need some of those biscuits that come in a can that you have to wack on the counter top to open? You can either use the flaky ones that peel apart in layers or you can just use the non-flaky ones that don’t pull apart in layers. Or you can make your own.. it’s up to you.

But take your biscuits and use them to line the cups of a muffin pan. I had them over-flowing the edges a little but it doesn’t matter if it does or not.

Then take your mashed and fill each cup in the muffin pan. The ‘taters won’t expand so you can make them as high as you want and then top them with more shredded cheddar.

Bake for about 20 minutes and WHA fucking LA!

They should pop right out of the muffin pan and the boys loved them because they could literally hold them while eating them because of the biscuit cup holding in the ‘taters.

I would have taken a picture of them but they were gobbled up too damn fast.. in fact, Cheif was talking about them today still.

Give it a shot and let me know how you like them.

It be good eatin’!!