For Valentine's Day this year, I had planned to pair my fabulous Brown Sugar Short Ribs with Gorgonzola mashed potatoes. However, I forgot to buy blue cheese while shopping... whoops. Thankfully I had a piece of Delice de Bourgogne (brie) from Trader Joe's in my refrigerator. This cheese is the best thing that TJ produces, in my humble opinion. It made the creamiest, most delicious mashed potatoes ever.
Brie Mashed Potatoes
Yield: 4 Servings
1 1/2 lb Yukon Gold Potatoes
1/3 cup heavy cream, plus 1 tbsp
1 tbsp butter, unsalted
3 oz brie (remove the skin)
2 sprigs thyme
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
Bring a medium pot, 3/4 full of water, to a boil. Meanwhile, peel your potatoes and dice them into one inch cubes. Place them into the boiling water for 20 minutes, or until they're fork tender. Drain the potatoes and place them into a large mixing bowl, along with the heavy cream and butter.
Using a hand mixer on medium speed, mix the potatoes until they're smooth. Next, add the brie (without its skin!), the thyme leaves, as well as the salt and pepper. Give it one last mix with the hand mixer, making sure that the ingredients are combined. Enjoy!