|Creme Fraiche Mashed Potatoes
1 cup, plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream
3/4 cup sour cream
2 pounds small red potatoes
1 teaspoon salt
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
2 teaspoons roasted garlic
1 teaspoon House seasoning, recipe follows
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1 tablespoon chopped chives
Prepare the creme fraiche ahead of time by combining 1 cup of the heavy cream with 1/2 cup of the sour cream, cover with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature for 12 to 24 hours. Stir well and refrigerate for 4 hours.
Place the potatoes in a pot, cover with cold water, and add salt. Bring to a boil and cook potatoes for 20 to 25 minutes, and drain. With an electric mixer, beat the potatoes with the cream cheese, the remaining sour cream, and 2 tablespoons of heavy cream, garlic, house seasoning, and seasoned salt. Stir in the butter and onions. Place the mashed potatoes in a lightly greased 2-quart round casserole, spoon the creme fraiche on top, and sprinkle with chives. Bake until potatoes are hot, approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
1 cup salt
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder
Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.