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Winter Blues Recipes

Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes

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Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 4 large Yukon Gold Potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2 pieces
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onion
  • 6 oz. Point Reyes Blue Cheese, crumbled
  • salt & white pepper

Method

  1. Cook potatoes in saucepan of boiling salted water until tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Melt the butter in small saucepan with milk.
  3. Drain potatoes and force through ricer or mash with an electrical mixer.
  4. Add milk mixer to potatoes and blend.
  5. Fold in green onion and Point Reyes Blue Cheese.
  6. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

Blue Cheese Soufflés

Blue Cheese Soufflés

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened, plus extra to line the ramekins
  • 1.5 tbsp fine, dry white breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 2.5 oz Shropshire Blue, crumbled
  • 1 tbsp grated mature English Cheddar
  • 1/4 tsp English mustard powder

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 374 degrees. Grease 4 x 1 cup ramekins with butter. Tip in the breadcrumbs and shake from side to side to coat. Tip out and discard the excess breadcrumbs. Chill until set. Pop a baking sheet in the oven.
  2. Melt the butter in a large pan. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Reduce the heat and gradually blend in the milk, stirring, until thickened. Remove from the heat, beat in the yolks, cheeses and mustard. Season.
  3. Whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks. Use a metal spoon to mix a quarter into the mixture, then fold in the remainder. Fill each ramekin and smooth the top. Put on the baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes (don’t open the oven!) until risen and golden brown. Serve immediately.

1 Comment

  • Philly Grub says:
    January 18, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Great suggestions; let’s not forget the Gorgonzola either (a personal fave). I’m known to put goat cheese in my mashed taters, too. Cheese & potatoes – perfect together! Thanks for the recipes!

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