With the medical benefits of cannabis being touted openly, many are trying to incorporate the weed into dishes that we cook every day. Weed cookies are very popular and mashed potatoes are a favorite. So if you can combine weed and mashed potatoes, there’s just nothing like it. So what would you need?
- Potatoes (four big ones)
- Cannabis butter (½ to 1 stick)
- Olive oil
- Garlic (one bunch)
- Cheddar cheese (shredded) (1 cup)
- Sour cream (½ cup)
- Pepper, salt to taste.
- Silver foil to bake the garlic
- Knife to cut the potatoes
- Pressure pan perhaps to cook the potatoes
- Huge mixing bowl
- Serving plates
Before beginning on the potatoes, it’s better to prepare the garlic. Take a few cloves, cut off the tops, drip some olive oil onto it and wrap it in silver foil. The aim is to allow the oil to seep into the garlic and make it tender. You need to bake the garlic in an oven for 40-50 minutes. At this point of time, it should be tender to touch and a slight pressure with a fork should make it come apart.
So while the garlic is baking, let’s turn our attention to the potatoes. Take four large sized potatoes and boil them well. The better they’re done, the easier they are to mash. You could use a pressure pan for this (with the weight on). Keep them in for ten minutes with the skin on and then wait for the pressure to normalize before removing them from the pan. Of course, you can peel them first, cut them into cubes and then boil them, if you find that easier. Cooking them in a pressure pan makes the mashing process easier and smoother.
Transfer them into a bowl after draining the water, peel the potatoes and mash them well. It helps if you mix the salt and pepper when the mash is warm—it sort of filters into every nook and corner. Or you could add the salt while the potatoes are cooking- it does the same thing. Keep the mashed potatoes aside.
Now you’re into the final stage. Transfer the mashed potatoes into a huge mixing bowl, add half or one stick of cannabis butter– the warmth from the potatoes will melt it. Mix the butter and mashed potatoes till you get a creamy texture. Add the sour cream, the salt and pepper (if you haven’t done so already) and get a homogeneous mix. Now is the time to add the baked garlic. Mix well and you’re done.
Lovely mashed potatoes with canna butter and garlic—a great combination for those who want to energize themselves. This makes six servings, so grab a plate and dish out a generous portion for yourself.
It’s important to note that for this recipe the canna butter is already made using sticks of butter and weed. Usually this is made in a contraption that’s called Magical Butter.