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.
Emily Fish says
These were incredible! I’ve already made them twice since Laura posted this recipe. We are dairy free and this option is fantastic.