Patrick’s Smashed Potatoes


This is a reblogging of a post about one my character’s recipes. This character, Patrick Franklin, appears in my horror novel Maledicus: Investigative Paranormal Society Book I

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This post continues a series of posts I have done featuring recipes from characters from my horror novel Maledicus: Investigative Paranormal Society Book I. Patrick Franklin, along with his twin brother Michael, is a secondary, but important, character in this book. He is a retired Marine Corps Officer who fought in the first battle of Fallujah in 2004 in the Iraqi War. He is the protagonist’s—Roosevelt Theodore Franklin—nephew and a strong supporting element in the story.



Like his uncle, Patrick prefers rustic and basic meals to that of haute cuisine. One of his favorite is what he calls smashed potatoes.

The recipe: (intended to feed 8-10 people at a large meal)
5 pounds of red potatoes
1 stick unsalted butter
1 cup heavy whipping cream
fresh paprika
fresh dill
fresh black pepper
coarse sea salt

*Rinse, clean, but do not peel the potatoes. Cut away any bad…

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8 thoughts on “Patrick’s Smashed Potatoes

  1. Patrick’s Mashed Potatoes sounds delicious and as a Beta reader for your manuscript I can see Patrick making those potatoes. I believe that Maledicus is far more than a horror story, it is in fact, a story of good vs. evil and the brave humans who are ready to fight for good, whatever the consequences. It is in fact written in a beautiful literary style with a strong focus on human foibles and strengths. The inner strength of these characters are at the heart of this complex human story.

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  2. Potatoes are rarely in my menu, but when they are, that’s pretty much how I like them. And when casting all care to the wind, one may as well add a nice reduction sauce or gravy. I too avoid horror stories – I lived one too long to return willingly, however I adore historical novels. I’m intrigued.

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