Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Meatloaf and Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Yesterday I made meatloaf and mashed potatoes. The first meatloaf I ate was the first one I made.  B who grew up on it said mine was the best he's ever had.  In fact, today he still considers my meatloaf as one of his favorite dishes. I paired that with garlic mashed potatoes.  The potatoes were a little decadent this time, because I actually had cream in the house.  I had some leftover from making tomato soup and didn't want it to go to waste. 


1 pound of ground turkey or beef
1 egg
2 Tbs ketchup (I have left this out with no real difference)
1 Tbs dijon mustard (I have also left this out at times)
2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
1/4 C breadcrumbs  (when I do low carb, I leave this out, but add an additional egg yolk)
1 green pepper -- finely chopped
1 small onion -- finely chopped
salt and pepper

In a large bowl, beat the egg and add all other ingredients with the exception of breadcrumbs and meat.  Stir well.  Add meat and mix well with hands.  Start adding breadcrumbs.  You may need a little more or less than 1/4 cup.  Transfer meat mixture to baking dish and shape into a loaf.  Bake at 350 degrees for about one hour.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

3 russet potatoes, scrubbed and peeled.  Chopped into big pieces
1/4 C Cream
4 Tbs butter
1 tsp garlic powder

Boil the potatoes until fork tender.  Drain well.  Place back into hot pot and mash a bit.  Keep it still chunky.  Add butter, salt, and garlic powder.  Start with some of the cream.  Continue to mash.  Don't over mash, otherwise the potatoes will be gummy.  See if you need to add more cream.  If so, then go ahead.  Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.  Very good and rich potatoes!  I normally use skim milk in my mashed potatoes, so these were quite luxurious.

1 comment:

  1. ooh i like the purple look to your page, it's very soothing. i'm digging your mashed potato recipe. i LOVE potatoes but i always made them out of the box. yes, blasphemy, i know. i will have to try yours now, as it seems simple enough. i will definitely go for heavy cream, no skim for me!
    what exactly do you mean by 'gummy' - like chewy?