Baked “Smashed” Potato & Grilled Avocado with Mustard Cream Sauce

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First step: Turn your oven on to 350˚.

Pop in your favorite kind of potato (we used red skins). Poke it a couple times with a fork so it lets out the steam. Let it cook till a fork easily slides through (35-40 min).

While it’s cooking heat a grill pan on med-high heat with the ridges rubbed down with oil. Once it’s sizzling, place the cut and seeded avocado onto the pan. Let it grill for about 3-5 min. For perfect sear marks, DON’T lift up to check the bottom. Just go with your gut. If you must, do it carefully.

The gorgeousness of a grilled avocado is how it obtains another level of creaminess. Holy crow it’s just delicious. It makes it look like it just came out of a restaurant menu, and who wouldn’t want that?

When potato is fully cooked, use the back of a cool pan, potato smasher, or if you’re the hulk, your face. Press down until the sides explodes and it’s flat on top. Place avocado on top of potato and drizzle with mustard cream sauce. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

We have had requests to hav ultra healthy recipes, so if you would like to have a healthier variety, instead of mustard cream, try pesto, EVOO and garlic salt, dijon mustard and oil, or any light in fat toppings you prefer.

:Recipe for the Mustard Cream sauce if you do want to try it (and I think you should…):

1/2 C. cream (this makes quite a bit, so don’t think you’re about to put 1/2 C. of cream on your healthy potato..)

1 1/2 tsp dijon mustard

3 drops of Frank’s Hot Sauce

Salt and Pepper to taste

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until you get a slightly thicker texture. (A quick spin in a blender/food processor will work too.)

You can determine how ever much to put on your dish. If you feel like it needs a little bit more “moisture” put some EVOO (instead of butter)  on the potato. The avocado does add quite a bit to the creaminess factor, but everyone has their own preference. Make it as healthy or unhealthy as you want! YOLO! …Oh lord…

Let us know what toppings you decided on! Did you mix any of the ideas? Get creative!! But let us know so it can inspire others too!!

Happy tummies everyone!

The Everyday Wife…. Ha…


4 thoughts on “Baked “Smashed” Potato & Grilled Avocado with Mustard Cream Sauce

  1. Wow, I’ve never thought of grilling an avocado before! I tend to use them only for guacamole or occasionally in salads. Creative!

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