Mashed Potatoes with a French Twist

I do not know if this applies to most German family, but potatoes are my husband’s favorite and if I am asking what he would like to eat , his answer would generally be potatoes with something else;-)

Well it was a bit late when I got home on Tuesday, and though my meal was planned, that of my beloved husband and children was not. No worry…. it was going to be quick. Sear some steaks for them and fix potatoes….mashed potatoes. So here I was fixing potatoes and as I was ready to set them on the table, Lisa, my daughter said: ” They are good but a bit tasteless…” which make me think that cheese would be a different addition, but what kind??? We had brie, lots of it ( we always some at our house;-) so here came this idea.

Ingredients for 4: 6 medium-sized potatoes, 3 cups of milk ( low-fat, whole milk or even heavy cream), 1/4 tsp of salt, 1/8 tsp of pepper, about 10 oz of brie cheese ( of which you will have removed the outer white layer) diced.

Peel the potatoes, and dice them in small cubes. Place them all in the round mold, add 1 tsp of water, a pinch of salt and close the round mold with the octogonal silpat. Microwave for 7 minutes. With a potato press, press the potatoes in a large bowl. Add the  milk or heavy cream, salt, pepper, and stir well. Add the diced brie and mix well. Serve at once. C’est tout!!!

Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!