Masterful Mash

It’s been awhile since I tackled a hardcore hobbit project, last night I delved into one. The masterful mash mentioned in the game takes a tater, a wheel of sharp cheese, and seasonings. Well, in the efforts of being healthy I didn’t go with a whole wheel of cheese but enough to get the taste of it. This is a delicious side dish or an ingredient for a decadent cottage or shepherds pie.

  • 4 potatoes, washed and cubed. Peel if you like. I leave the skins on because I like potato skins.
  • 3 tbl shaved parmesan. Not the powder stuff folks like to call parmesan.
  • 4 tbl fat free sour cream
  • 1 tbl chives
  • Pepper to taste
  1. Place the potatoes in a pot and add enough water to cover the potatoes. Bring to a boil and boil for 20 minutes. Check to make sure they are fork tender. Drain.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mash. Serve.

This makes enough for 4 servings. Each serving contains 151 calories, 1.2 grams of fat and 3.8 grams of fiber. A nice filling side dish with much more flavour than boring old mashed potato. It gets a nice consistency by just using the ingredients that flavour it, no extra cream, butter or milk required. We have been known to indulge a little and split this in two instead of the four servings. It’s just that tasty and good for you. A tasty variation we enjoy is to substitute the pepper and chives for a tablespoon of montreal steak spice. So very good!

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7 responses to “Masterful Mash

  1. These look great!

    We will definately be adding these to the dinner list, will be nice to have a little variation on the good ol’ mashed potatoes.

    Enjoying your blog! 🙂

    – Leibnizriel (LOTRO forum)

  2. Glad to hear it! They sure seem tasty each time my hobbit makes them. They just had to be done irl!

  3. These are great! My 4 little hobbits at home loved them! Good job and an awesome recipe.

    How about tackling a lembas recipe next? That would be wonderful!

    • Oooo! I love that other hobbits are loving this recipe too!
      I have definitely been eyeing the lembas as a possible next recipe to conquer. It looks tasty and perfect for second breakfast!

      • I’ll be looking foward to it! Even my youngest fussiest hobbit loved them! I add extra carrot, peas and corn because it’s so easy to hide in the mash…. ah the wonders of decieving a three-year-old.

        Your site is wonderful. I’ll definatley be a regular visitor!

    • I agree Lianna, WOOT lembas! And Hungryhoobit, great recipe!

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