The other day on my ‘What’s for dinner?’ thread on my Facebook page, someone commented that they had made green chile mashed potatoes. It sounded so good, I wanted to make some myself. I had all of the ingredients given that it is chile season here in Central TX so I decided to make this the very next night!
Everything was going quite smoothly until I almost burned my house down! Yes – can you believe it? I wanted to take a photo in my nice white casserole dish for you guys. It was a little too small for the amount of potatoes I put in it but I was in a rush. When I added the cheese and butter and put the dish in the oven, you can guess what happened. The butter ran off onto the bottom of my oven and the whole house started to fill with smoke! Good thing I caught it right away or I might be telling you guys that I will be taking a break from blogging for a while because I no longer have a kitchen!
Crisis averted, the potatoes were delicious and here is the recipe. I didn’t get the photo I wanted but I at least got a photo!
Green Chile Mashed Potatoes
- 6-8 green chiles (Anaheim or Poblano work well here), roasted, peeled, seeded and chopped
- 2 pounds potatoes, washed and quartered (I used a mix of red and Yukon Gold)
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp butter, divided
- 1/2 cup Creme Fraiche (or sour cream)
- 1/4 cup shredded raw cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
Boil the potatoes in a large dutch oven for about 40-50 minutes or until they are tender (when a knife inserts easily).
Drain the potatoes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Dump the drained potatoes into a stand mixer bowl. While mixing on low, add in the butter and creme fraiche and mix until incorporated and the potatoes are mostly smooth but still have some chunkiness to them. Add the salt and pepper to taste and then add in the green chiles and mix until incorporated.
Place the mashed potatoes in a casserole dish and top with the remaining 2 Tbsp of butter (broken into chunks) and the shredded cheese. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and a little bit brown.