I am pretty sure most of you prefer french fries over mashed potatoes. I partially agree with you. Crunchy french fries are way more delicious than plain pureed or boiled potatoes, aren’t they? But when I remind myself of how much nutritional value is lost when you fry the potatoes, I can’t enjoy eating them as much.
Potato loses most of its vitamins and minerals when fried as well as becoming a calorie bomb due to all that oil it’s fried in. Of course buttery and creamy mashed potatoes are no where near being innocent or figure-friendly but they are still not the same as fried potatoes. A recent research found that consuming potatoes with oil increases the chances of getting diabetics while consuming them plain boiled or raw decreases.
Mashed potatoes made with a small amount of butter are way more tasty than boiled potatoes, and relatively healthier than fried potatoes. In fact, the recipe I’m sharing with you today has the ability to discourage any kid from eating greasy french fries and to make them want to eat these yummy looking baked mashed potatoes due to their appetizing appearance.
- 5 potatoes,
- 1 tablespoon butter,
- 1 cup milk,
- 1 cup canned peas,
- 1 teaspoon black pepper,
- 150 gr grated cheddar cheese.
- Boil and mash the potatoes,
- Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the potatoes,
- Cook on low heat constantly stirring for 2 mins,
- Add the milk, salt and black pepper and stir on low heat for 4-5 mins,
- Add half of the cheese and stir,
- Add the peas and stir,
- Remove from heat, pour into a 26 cm baking dish,
- Sprinkle the remaining cheese over,
- Bake in 190 C degrees until golden.