I haven’t ever been that much of a potato lover. Or, I should say, I haven’t been that much of a white potato lover. I could eat sweet potatoes for every meal and not get bored.
But white potatoes? Not my thing. Except, they are becoming my thing.
It all started when I was pregnant with Sadie. I was one of the lucky ones… I was sick my entire pregnancy- seriously I was still throwing up the day before I had my baby. During my endless sickness, I started to enjoy starchy foods that I had not previously enjoyed.
That’s where potatoes came in. There were many times during my pregnancy that I was too sick to eat, and my sweet husband would go down a list of things to try and help me come up with an idea of something I could tolerate. At least a handful of times, the only thing on the list that didn’t make me gag was mashed potatoes.
It could be worse, right? I could have only wanted ice cream or chocolate cake or cookies. But let’s be real, I want those things in a non-pregnant life… so…
My husband was so great to either make mashed potatoes for me, or to run to our local closest-resemblance-to-whole-foods and pick some up. During this season of mashed potato loving, however, I realized that if I wanted to continue loving them, I needed to come up with a super flavorful non-dairy option. I know there are plenty of plain salt and pepper ways to mash potatoes, but I wanted the creamy, garlicky, perfectly salty flavor that makes you feel like it’s Thanksgiving.
Finally, six months later, I stopped dreaming about it and just did it. I had been avoiding the potato section at Costco because I didn’t want to take a chance on buying potatoes and then giving in and making them the old dairy way.
But I did it. I bought some and got to work.
And I couldn’t be more pleased.
Y’all, these potatoes had so much flavor it was ridiculous. And they can literally be as creamy or as textured as you want them to be. I personally like a few chunks in my mashed potatoes because I like the taste and feel of REAL food. I am not trying to mimic Hungry Jack, after all.
These were SO simple. Seriously, just five ingredients:
Potatoes, garlic, salt, pepper, bone broth.
And if you count the water for boiling, there’s a sixth one.
Give it a go, y’all. This was life changing for me.
Actually, that’s probably taking it a step too far. Potatoes probably won’t ever change my life.
Cake on the other hand… Maybe.