I watched Guy Fieri on the Food Network add cubed apples to his mashed potatoes and nearly fell off my chair. My first thought was what an excellent idea! And my second was why didn’t I think of that? Genius.
Just the sound of it was delicious as I imagined how tart, slightly sweet apples would taste with potato. Although I liked his idea biting into big cubes of apples coated with mashed potato didn’t sound good. Instead of diced apples I use shredded. Cheddar is a classic combo to pair with apples so I added that too.
It was a wonderful combo! Better than I initially imagined. The apple wasn’t overwhelming but added a sweet note to the potatoes and blended in real well with the cheddar, rosemary and garlic. I’m intrigued with the idea of a sweet potato mash. The next night I used the leftovers to make potato pancakes. They were absolutely delicious, crusty on the outside and creamy on the inside. Apples and potatoes are a match made in heaven and a combination I’ll be using often.
Even Moon can’t resist!