One of the best comfort foods is a deliciously crisp potato. If you love potatoes as much as we love Original Mayonnaise then these recipes are sure to knock your socks off! With so many variations on the theme, you’ll never run out of ideas on what to do with that bag in the kitchen.
Mashed potato stuffing
Mashed potatoes are not just delicious with gravy. Using them as a stuffing is simply mouthwatering! Boil about 4-6 medium potatoes in salted water for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and mash. Then sauté a ½ cup of butter, 1 cup of chopped celery and 1 cup of chopped onions on medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of chicken spice, 2 tablespoons of Hellmann’s mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper and 2 teaspoons of salt to your celery and onion mixture. Combine this mixture with your mashed potatoes. Add 2 cups breadcrumbs and 3 eggs to bind your mixture. You can add any other fresh herbs of your choice. Stuff in the cavity of your chicken or turkey; cook at 180 °C for 40 minutes and mmm!
A bowl of fries is the perfect snack for when you’re watching that game, of course, or a great side dish to your favourite protein. You could even put the legendary Gordon Ramsey to shame with this recipe for perfect golden fries. Pair it with a mouthwatering Hellmann’s mayonnaise dip and wait for the compliments.
We’d never expect you to have to choose between potatoes and pizza. This is why we combined the two! Comfort food on steroids! Grate 3-4 par-boiled potatoes and squeeze out the moisture. Mix with 5 teaspoons of olive oil to prevent the potatoes from sticking. Add 1 teaspoon of onion powder and 1 teaspoon of rosemary. Season with salt and pepper. Then, place this mixture in a loose-bottomed, lightly greased cake tin. Place the potato mix in the tin but make sure not to pack it down. Bake this for 1 ½ hours at 170 °C until the potatoes are cooked and golden brown on top. Now add grated mozzarella cheese and crisp bacon bits on top, put it back in the oven until the cheese melts. Top with sliced fresh avocado, lashings of Hellmann’s light mayonnaise, season and voilà! You’ve just created a moreish breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Baked potato with chicken Alfredo topping
Chicken Alfredo topped baked potatoes are an interesting twist on an old classic. Who knows, you may just end up ditching the pasta for good! Pre-heat your oven to 180 °C. Place two large potatoes in the centre of the oven and bake for 45 minutes or until soft inside. Sauté 250 g of mushrooms and 4 scallions in 1 tablespoon of butter until the mushrooms have lightly browned. Make your own Alfredo sauce by melting ½ cup of butter in a medium-heat saucepan. Add 2 cups of double cream, 3 tablespoons of Original Mayonnaise and 250 g cream cheese and whisk until the cream cheese melts. Add 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder, Italian herbs a pinch of salt and pepper and continue to whisk until smooth. Now add grated cheddar or parmesan cheese and allow to simmer for a further 5 minutes until the sauce thickens. Mix your Alfredo sauce with bits of ham (optional) and 125 ml milk and continue cooking for 6 minutes. Spoon the mixture over your potatoes and finish with shaved parmesan and parsley.