The day I made these I had mentioned something about it on Facebook and immediately the response was, “WASABI? WASABI MASHED POTATOES?!” I get it.. it’s an unlikely combination, but by no means a displeasing one! I tried them at a restaurant nearly a year ago and I’ve wanted to make my own ever since. They turned out to be just as delicious and much easier to make than I thought! Change up a classic and try them out for yourself!
1 to 1 ½ lbs (6-8) red potatoes
1 garlic clove, minced
¼ to ½ cup milk
4 Tbs butter
1 Tbs wasabi paste
Soy sauce to taste
1 stalk of green onion, chopped
Place the potatoes in a large pot and fill with water until covered by over an inch of water. Add a pinch of sea salt, cover, and bring to a boil. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are tender and easily pierced by a fork.
Drain water out and add ¼ cup milk and butter. Mash potatoes with a fork or potato masher. If you want yours really smooth you can use an electric mixer, but I like mine a little bit lumpy so a fork worked just fine. Add wasabi paste and stir to mix in. If potatoes seem dry, add remaining milk and stir and mash until mixed.
Serve potatoes on plates or bowls, add about a teaspoon of soy sauce to the top and add chopped green onion. Serve right away. Check back on Monday to see how I paired my wasabi mashed potatoes with a main dish!