Speedy supper mashed potato recipe with pumpkin and goat’s cheese.
I’m not sure if this counts as mashed potato credentials and I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned it before but my auntie used to make Cadbury’s Smash martian costumes like these seen in the famous advert:
I don’t think they were the original ones actually in the advert but certainly bona fide Smash martians worn for Cadbury’s Smash promotional activities. I’ve been trying to impress upon Ted the cultural signifance of his auntie making Smash martians for a living but so far to no avail. Maybe if they had a Smash martian app I’d have more success.
Anyway, as you’ll have seen from the video, the premise of the martians’ mirth is that we humans peel our potatoes before we mash them.
Actually I don’t. Firstly because I like cutting corners and secondly because the skin is full of fibre so why throw it away?
This goats’ cheese mashed potato recipe didn’t have any butter in it but does contain a lot of soft goats’ cheese. The quantity suggested below is deliberately generous as I am intending to use up my leftover mash in some fishcakes or maybe top a pie with them.
And when you have left over mashed potato you really don’t need instant. Don’t get me wrong I have relied upon Smash many a time but getting the consistency right is hit and miss and personally I always preferred the now defunct Yeoman’s brand with their bacon bits flavour. So poor old Smash martians – I’ve made them redundant.
For mash do you get Smash?
- 1kg new potatoes still in their skins
- 150g canned pumpkin puree (Libby's is usually sold by Waitrose at this time of year)
- 150g soft goats' cheese
- Cut the potatoes in half and boil in a large saucepan until soft.
- Drain and add the canned pumpkin puree and soft goats' cheese.
- Mash thoroughly until smooth in colour and serve.
Speedy Suppers October: Cheesy suppers
Katie and I were still in back to school mode for most of September so last month’s Speedy Suppers didn’t really get off the ground. Therefore we’re keeping the linky open for you to add your entries. The theme is CHEESE.