Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Blue Cheese and Smash Crockettes with Tomato Sauce


  • 1 tin of tomatoes

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tbsp balsamic vingear

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed or finely chopped

  • 1 chili (optional), chopped

  • 1 220g packet of Smash or other instant mashed potato

  • Boiling water

  • 300g block of blue cheese such as Stilton or Danish Blue

  • A little oil or butter for frying


  1. Place the tomatoes, olive oil, the optional chili, vinegar and garlic in a pan and bring to the boil and simmer for about 30 minutes.

  2. While the tomato mix is cooking make up the smash/instant mashed potato using three quarter of the water specified on the packet (this is to make it thicker and drier than usual)

  3. Slice the blue cheese up into blocks about 1 to 2 cm square.

  4. Using your hands make balls of smash with the blue cheese blocks in the center. About 8 to 10 balls is what you should aim for.

  5. Heat a frying pan on a medium heat and then gently fry the potato balls in a little oil. Turn them every couple of minutes to ensure that they are not sticking. After about 10 minutes they should be a nice golden brown colour.

  6. Blend the tomato mix (or mash it with a fork) to make a tomato sauce.

Serves 3 to 4. Nice Served with a green salad.


  1. Aren't you glad I introduced you too Smash now?

  2. Yeah. It's very nice and useful.