Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Yummy Wednesday - Cedar Planked Mashed Potatoes

Every year when the hubby and I go to the Uptown Art Fair, we always HAVE to stop at The Kitchen Window a culinary shop. They have their "green egg" grills set up outside and make samples of some of their best grilled recipes... and every year - I try the mashed potatoes... and go back for seconds... and may get thirds when we head back to the car... (It's only a little teaspoon every time - it turns me into Pavlov's dog, drool and everything!)

This year, the hubby decided he was going to learn to make them - and so we did a week ago. I LOVE mashed potatoes... but I may never go back. These are the best ever!!!
Cedar Planked Mashed Potatoes with Grillmaster's Cajun Butter

Mashed Potatoes
3 lbs Russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
1⁄4 Cup Cream
1⁄2 Cup Butter, melted
2 Cups Jack cheese, shredded
1.5 Tbsp Salt, to taste
2 tsp Smoked black pepper

Grillmaster's Cajun Butter
1/4 pound unsalted butter
1 teaspoon Grillmaster’s Cajun Seasoning
1 ¾ teaspoons Tabasco

Mashed Potatoes
1. Boil potatoes until tender, drain and run potatoes through a ricer (or just mash - small lumps are ok!).
2. Add all ingredients to potatoes, and mash. Adjust seasoning. Refrigerate overnight.
3. Place cedar plank into water, let soak 30 minutes to 1 hour
4. Form the potatoes into a rectangle on the cedar plank and make several (tbsp-sized) indentations on the top.
5. Preheat grill on medium heat to approximately 400 degrees.
6. Place a tablespoon of Cajun Butter in the indentation.
7. Grill over medium heat until heated through, approximately 20 minutes.

Grillmaster's Cajun Butter
1. Combine all ingredients in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment and mix until the ingredients are evenly incorporated. Transfer to a small bowl and refrigerate until needed.
2. Check seasoning and adjust if needed.

If you like smokey, creamy, slightly salty, deliciousness - you will MELT when you try these!

Things I am thankful for:

1. A hubby who makes yummy foods!
2. Wise
3. Listening ears.
4. A good meetings - lots of cool ideas!
5. Seeing my sister from Alaska!
6. Staying up til 1:30am, talking and laughing with my sister and hubby.
7. Matching Christmas pjs - too funny, and really confuses the 2 year-old niece!
8. Mom's delicious dinner! (That recipe may be another Yummy Wednesday post!)
9. A visit from a former youth group kid - so fun to catch up!
10. Finley, the niece, dancing while talking to her daddy on the phone - adorable!

1 comment:

Mom said...

Thanks for the recipe--can't wait to make them!!!

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