When I think of American food, I instantly think of one of my favorite meals, beef stroganoff with mashed potatoes, gravy and corn. What makes this meal a favorite? Aside from the food itself, which is delicious, I thoroughly enjoy making my mashed potato volcano. Because you’re never too old to play with your food, I’ve included steps to make the ultimate mashed potato volcano.
1. Get a huge scoop of mashed potatoes. Then, using the backside of your spoon, smooth the edges.
2. Using the backside of your gravy ladle, create your “crater” by gently pushing it into the top of the potatoes. Make sure you don’t push down too far, or you’ll crack the volcano and your gravy will seep out. Some seepage is good, but too much makes a mess.
3. Add a hefty serving of beef stroganoff to your volcano.
4. Top with corn.
I added a side salad to my final dish. Nom nom nom!
*Thanks Mom for helping me photograph this meal! Maybe you can post your beef stroganoff recipe for readers to try?