I don’t really have a great recipe for mashed potatoes…so I stole this one!
And is it ever yummy…Mmmm.
Actually, I asked permission, from my fellow broadcaster Kevin McCarthy to steal not only his mashed potatoes, but also his turkey and prime rib…and they are all delicious! Kevin’s “trusty sidekick” Jerry Reynolds, of the Jerry Reynolds Car Pro Show posted Kevin’s recipes on my Facebook page.
Now you may ask, what do a broadcaster and a car guy know about holiday cooking? A lot apparently. At least that’s what the website says:
Back from the days when Kevin had a Monday through Friday show, he had three recipes he gave out every holiday season and still to this day gets many requests for them. Thanksgiving is two weeks from today, so it is time to get these out there!
There is the famous Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes, David Wade’s “turkey in a bag” and last but not least, David Wade’s Rock Salt Prime Rib!
Make-ahead mashed potatoes
8 large potatoes
8 0z cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sour cream
Boil and mash potatoes…mix in cream cheese, butter, sour cream and salt and pepper….Put into 2-3 quart greased serving dish…top with some butter pats…cover and store in fridge for up to 3 days…Sprinkle with paprika and bake uncovered at 350 for about 40 minutes. 10-12 servings.
The late, great David Wade’s turkey in a bag
1 16-20 lb. turkey thoroughly thawed
1 large paper grocery bag
1 cup peanut oil (only)
Sprinkle the powder on the turkey and then rub it in with a little
Fully coat the inside of the bag with the rest of the peanut oil.
Put the bird in the bag breast side up and tie the open end closed with
Put in lower section of a roaster with no lid and place in oven
pre-heated to 325 degrees.
Cook for about 10-12 minutes per pound.
When done, take it out and poke a hole in the bag away from you to let
out the steam and then as David would say, voila! (do NOT cook dressing
in the bird)
and, finally, here’s David’s rock-salt prime rib recipe.
Cover the bottom of a roaster with about 1/2 inch of rock salt and
lightly dampen it.
Sprinkle the prime rib with worcestershire powder and then place it in
Pour rock salt over it until the sides and top are covered and then
lightly sprinkle it with water.
Put it in the oven uncovered pre-heated to 500 degrees for about
18-20 minutes per pound for medium. (people’s preference on how long to
cook and how well done is best seem to vary widely so use your own
When you’re finished cooking, take the rib out and crack open the rock
salt casing. Brush away any salt particles and there you have it.
I’ve already tried the mashed potatoes and if they are any indication this is going to be the best Thanksgiving dinner ever!
Here’s the link if you want the recipe from the man himself, Kevin McCarthy Car Pro Show Co-Host Kevin McCarthy’s Thanksgiving Recipes.
Jane, I am honored that you included my recipes on your site—and very happy that you like the make-ahead mashed potatoes.
Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours and to each of your readers! Kevin
I love you Kevin.
Got to try the potatoes
They are absolutely yummy Steve, enjoy!
We have been cooking the make ahead potatoes for yrs.
I have also had the prime rib a couple of times as well…..
Both are great recipes.
Well Tom I’ve done the potatoes and loved them and I think the prime rib is on my weekend menu! Thanks for commenting, Jane
I remember David Wade’s visits with Kevin when he would give these same recipes out on the radio. I truly miss Kevin’s daily radio show. Those were the good ole days. Thanks for posting the recipes. Happy Eating!!
You too! I’m going to enjoy my David Wade turkey!!
Is David Wade the one that was a chef in Tyler? If so I got his Mac and Cheese recipe about 30 years ago and have made every year for the holidays.
Yes Jackie, send me that recipe if you have it, I would love to post it! Jane
I can’t wait to try all three!
Hey Chance, I’m making the beef this weekend! Thanks for the comment, Jane
hey Jane or Kevin, Can the turkey in the bag be stuffed? thanks, Evan
Lol, don’t know! I’ll have to try it and tell you Evan. Happy Thanksgiving, Jane