Planning something devious and fun for the holidays? How about a joke food dish?
Make up mashed potatoes as you would for any holiday, but also buy a head of cauliflower and make up a batch of cauliflower mashed potatoes.
They look the same as regular mashed potatoes, but they taste like cauliflower. Here's how to make them:
2 cups cauliflower, finely chopped. Frozen will do nicely.
1 tablespoon sour cream or more to taste
1 tablespoon butter
Add salt and pepper to taste
Steam or microwave cauliflower until very soft
Put cauliflower in blender or food processor with butter and sour cream, blend
Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot
This will make enough for two servings. Serve it in a smaller container along with the main mashed potatoes or to be extra devious, mix it into part of the regular bowl of mashed potatoes. Mark the spot so you know which is the right one to grab.
This way some of your guests will get regular, some a mix and some just cauliflower.