The biggest food holiday of the year is almost here. To be exact, it’s a week away. Knowing how most people wait until the last minute to figure out what they are having at the meal, I figured I’d give you some last minute options to consider for the big day. These Smashed Potatoes with Horseradish Cream are EVERYTHING and a nice twist on the traditional mash. Do as you wish though, or have both. But first, let me explain…..
There are obviously staple items that need to have a place at the Thanksgiving table. If you’re into meat, obviously the bird is there. Stuffing, potatoes of some sort, both sweet and regular usually make an appearance. Gravy is another must. What else would you drown all the stuffing and potatoes in? From there, in my opinion, the meal can get interesting. Some people enjoy green bean casserole (gross), brussels sprouts prepared in various ways, carrots, a green salad, a jello salad, cranberry sauce, you get the idea. For the sake of this post though, let us have a discussion around potatoes.
What do you guys think of switching things up? Are you a traditional all the way type of person or a bring on the creativity type of person? Me personally, I’m all about the options and riffs on the staples. These Smashed Potatoes with Horseradish Cream are the perfect example of that. They’re just fun. Small enough to be eaten by hand, but big enough and delicious enough to deserve a spot on the table. Realistically, these could even be a pre-meal snack. Do what you wish, just do yourself a favor and make these Smashed Potatoes with Horseradish Cream.
The preparation is super simple. Boil the potatoes until tender, smash them down with and fork and bake for a half hour. Once finished, top with the cream sauce and parsley and voila! The most irregular and rustic these are the better they’re going to be.
With all the craziness going on in regards to the meal, let us not forget what the day is actually about. If you’re lucky enough to be surrounded by people you love, be thankful. If you know someone that is not, extend and invitation to join your gathering.
I hope you all love this recipe. If you make them, please be sure to tag @plantful_grub on Instagram or Facebook and leave a comment below!