With a roast beef dinner one of the first sides that I think about is almost always potatoes. Potatoes are so versatile and you can do so many things with them but my favorite way to serve them is mashed. There is just something that is so addictively good about simple creamy and buttery mashed potatoes. Mashed potatoes never get boring and they are like a open palate just waiting to have flavours added to them. A while ago I had tried some white cheddar and garlic mashed potatoes and I really liked how the cheese worked in the mashed potatoes and this time I was thinking about using some goat cheese.
Mashed potatoes are pretty easy to make; you simply boil the potatoes until they are nice and tender and then you mash them. One good thing about mashed potatoes is that they are done on the stove top so you don't have to worry about trying to fit the potatoes in the oven with the roast. The goat cheese mashed potatoes turned out great! They were so nice and creamy and the goat cheese added an amazing tanginess that kept me coming back for more. I served the goat cheese mashed potatoes smothered in the coffee gravy made with the drippings from the roast beef and they went really well together!
Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes
- 1 pound potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled
- 4 ounces goat cheese, room temperature
- 1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
- milk to taste
- salt and pepper to taste
- coffee gravy
- Boil the potatoes and garlic until the potatoes are fork tender, about 20-30 minutes.
- Drain the potatoes and mash.
- Mix in the goat cheese, butter and enough milk to bring the mashed potatoes to the desired consistency.
- Season with salt and pepper.