Wednesday, August 14, 2013
If you like the Smashed Potatoes at TGI Fridays, you'll LOVE this! Super quick and easy - only the microwave oven actually works for this one!
2 russet or baking potatoes per person - I use 4 for just me and the hubs
1/2 stick real butter (okay - margarine is fine if you just have to use it)
1/4 cup milk per person
1 slice American cheese per person (go ahead and add an extra if you're
Salt and Pepper to taste
Chopped Scallions (optional)
Bake potatoes in microwave until done. I usually do 4 potatoes for 6 minutes, flip then 6 more minutes.
When potatoes are soft to the squeeze, give them a quick slice horizontal then chop into about 1 inch chunks. Slice butter over hot potatoes, salt and pepper to taste, then mash with an old fashioned potato masher or use the back of a fork to break the chunks up a bit. Add cheese, torn into bite size pieces, then add milk. Stir to a creamy consistency (this will be chunky and that's what you want). Microwave another minute or two to melt the cheese and you're done! You won't have any left overs - I promise!!!!
Add scallions if you like - heck, you could even add bacon bits or sour cream if you like...what ever floats your potato "boat"! Ha Ha Ha!!!
at 6:20 PM