Are you still introducing your guests to the charcuterie board? That was the case last season.
Spearheaded by recipe creator Justin Dwaron, the now-viral “butter board” has become a go-to for thousands of millennial dinner parties.
Millions of people have flocked to recreate the tempting (and Instagram-ready) treats. But now there’s a new kid on the block – the mashed potato board.
In early October, videos started appearing on TikTok as foodies put a carb-heavy twist on the butterboard trend.
Arrange soft mashed potatoes on a board, drizzle with oil, and add herbs, vegetables, and even cheese. A new board that eats seasoned potatoes sandwiched between bread and chips has attracted attention and a new creation was born.
“A homemade and healthy version of the viral butterboard”
Planet Food is a UK based creative team with a passion for food. One of the first to create a mashed potato board in a TikTok video that has over 340,000 views, they said it was the perfect way to bring a British flavor to the viral trend.
Rebecca of The Planet Food said: Newsweek: “We’ve jumped on the viral butter board trend, but with our own British twist. This board is themed around the classic British dish of bangers and mash. [a dish consisting of mashed potato and sausages].”
“I definitely recommend it,” said Rebecca. “During winter, it replaces the charcuterie board, so you can eat hot instead of cold.”
But opinions on the fresh take on board trends are mixed, with many TikTokers saying enough is enough.
“You can’t board everything,” one commented, while another wrote, “Guys, just use the f***** bowl.”
Another foodie making headlines with the potato-based trend is Marie Jeanne Kouchoukian, who runs the TikTok and Instagram account donotregretfoodies.
she said Newsweek: “I was thinking of creative ideas and a homemade, healthy version of the viral butterboard and the idea just came naturally.”
Despite the popularity of viral butterboards, there have been concerns about the trend’s health implications. rice field. Newsweek: “If butter is an occasional ‘something to eat’…if the individual does not have the health risks associated with saturated fat, so be it.”
A mother of three, Kochouqian loves making healthy comfort foods for her family. Having grown up eating Middle Eastern food, her potato board put a Lebanese twist on the idea.
“By adding only salt and topping with extra virgin olive oil, olives, green onions and sumac, the mashed potatoes are simple and delicious. [a spice that popular in the Middle East]”This is one of the easiest and healthiest recipes and I think it will be a crowd pleaser for holidays and celebrations.”
“I wish I had thought of that, to say the least.”
The Idaho Potato Commission represents potato growers in Idaho. We love to see our mashed potato boards grow in popularity as we often share recipes, ideas and benefits for our humble potatoes.
Sue Kennedy of the Idaho Potato Commission said: Newsweek: “I love it. I’ve seen one video of a mashed potato board and I wish I had thought of it. A mashed potato board can be served anywhere, anytime because potatoes are in the produce aisle. It is the most versatile vegetable.”
Kennedy says a board of mashed potatoes can be the perfect side dish for entertaining.
“If you have people watching the World Series or Sunday Night Football, mashed potato boards are the perfect food,” she suggested. You can also set a theme for the board that represents
Internet foodie Iléna Tovia, who runs a TikTok account called mommailena, made her first mashed potato board after being challenged by a fan.
“I refused to do butterboards, so I made other boards,” said Tobia Newsweek. “I was tagged in a video of someone else making a mashed potato board, so I honored the request.”
“They taste great,” she said.
If you’re thinking of trying your own version of the mashed potato board, the experts offer some top potato tips to help.
“Before you make the board, make sure all the ingredients are prepared and piping hot,” said Rebecca of Planet Foods.
Tovia’s number one tip is to make sure you’re using the correct board.
“The chives make the mashed potatoes super creamy,” she said. “Serve hot on a hardwood, resin-coated board.”
Part of the potato board’s appeal is its versatility. Potatoes are a fairly simple food on their own, but you can easily customize them to your liking.
“Get creative and add whatever toppings you like,” suggested Rebecca.
“I decided to top my mashed potatoes with some of my favorite herbs and olive oil,” Kouchoukian says. “But you can substitute avocado oil or any other oil of your choice. You can also top it with your favorite grated cheese, herbs and vegetables.”
Boards are fun too. Forget cutlery and choose a food-based delivery method for your potatoes.
“Heat frozen fries and tots and use them to scoop mashed potatoes,” Kennedy suggested.