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  CRISPY ONION RANCH MASHED POTATOES
 
  SERVINGS: 8-10
 

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SUBMISSION DATE: 10/7/2010

 
 
INGREDIENTS
 
  • 2 lbs. Idaho® Russet Potatoes, peeled, washed and quartered or your favorite Idaho specialty potatoes)
  • 2 Tbsp Ranch dressing mix, dry
  • 1 ½ cups Sour Cream or Lite Sour Cream
  • 1 cup Cheddar & Jack cheese blend, grated
  • 1 bag (3.5 oz) Fresh Gourmet® Crispy Onions (Lightly Salted or Garlic Pepper)
  • 1 Tbsp black pepper, freshly ground



  DIRECTIONS
 
  1. Place 6 quarts of water in a 8 quart pot and bring to a boil. Place Idaho potatoes in boiling water.
  2. Cook Idaho potatoes for 15 minutes until tender. While potatoes are cooking mix together in mixing bowl ranch dressing mix, sour cream and grated cheese.
  3. When Idaho potatoes have finished cooking drain water, reserving 1 to 2 cups of cooking liquid. Mash Idaho potatoes in pot and add ranch-sour cream-cheese mixture and blend well.
  4. Adjust creaminess of texture using reserved cooking liquid to desired texture. Heat potato mixture on stove stirring frequently. Before serving add 1 cup of crispy onions and blend well. Remove and place on serving dish and top with remaining 1/2 cup of crispy onions and sprinkle with freshly ground pepper.