Who would have thought something so simple could taste so good?
I actually took inspiration for the mashed potato bowl from Budget Bytes. Click here for their recipe.
My favourite thing about the mashed potato bowl is that you can do whatever you want with it and you cannot really go wrong. The recipe below shows what I decided to do with the recipe, but remember you can make it your own. Food has no limits!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
4 white potatoes
1/2 tin sweetcorn, drained
1 small chilli
1 red onion
2 cloves garlic
30g cheddar, grated
Olive oil for frying
2 knobs of butter
Before peeling your potatoes, fill up a saucepan and heat on the hob. The water should then be boiled around the same time you finish peeling.
Wash the potatoes under cold water and peel them. Then cut into quarters and set aside.
Similar to the potatoes, ensure a saucepan of water is on the hob so that it is boiled/closed to boiling once you have finished preparing the suede.
Cut the suede in half, then chop off both ends.
Peel the suede and cut into smaller cubes than the potatoes.
*Tip: Suede takes longer to cook than potatoes, however if you cut them smaller, it reduces their cooking time*
Once the potatoes and suede are prepped, pop them into their saucepans.
Whilst the potatoes and suede are cooking, you can now prep the toppings for your mashed potato bowl.
One ingredient I decided to use was red onion. So I started by chopping the onion into small slithers.
Press the garlic with the side of the knife and dice.
I also chopped up some chilli.
*Tip: If you are like me and not very good with heat, ensure you keep less seeds with the chilli. However, if you like the kick then add as many as you dare*
This meal was something I wanted to try because it was time-saving.
Therefore, I used tinned sweetcorn to make life easier.
Drain the tin of sweetcorn and tip half on to your chopping board.
Next pop some olive oil in a saucepan and heat.
Once the pan is hot, add the chilli, onion and garlic and fry until browned.
For the last 2 minutes, also add the sweetcorn to release extra flavour.
Once the potato and suede are cooked (you can tell by poking them with a knife, if they feel soft they are cooked), drain them.
Seperate half of the potatoes and put them with the suede.
Add a small amount of butter with the potatoes and the potato/suede mixture and mash both seperately.
Add the mashed potato into half of the bowl and the suede mixture on the other side.
(Reference the below images: the slightly darker side is the suede mixture)
Put your toppings on top of the mashed potato.
Sprinkle feta over the top.
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