Do the Mashed Potato with CJ’s Maui Restaurant and Event Catering

Do the Mashed Potato with CJ’s Maui Restaurant and Event Catering

Remember that old song, from the 50’s or maybe early 60’s, I seem to recall the title was ‘Do the Mashed Potato’ Homemade mashed potatoes recipe from CJ's Deli & Diner Kaanapali restaurant in West Maui.or something similar. That was a line from the song even if not the title. Sing it with me now: ‘We Do the Mashed Potato, We Do the Mashed Potato’. whew – no, I don’t remember the exact words to the song either. The only time I remember hearing it was the few times my parents’ friends played it on their early stereos back in my hometown in Denmark. OK, never mind the old mashed potato song or the dance that went along with it. Since I don’t want anyone to suffer through another extra starchy hard to swallow serving of bad mashed potatoes, I thought it was finally time to take a stance for the famous spud from Idaho! In this case, I’m serving up a mistake proof recipe for mashed potatoes or as I prefer to call them ‘whipped potatoes’.

Ingredients for Homemade Mashed Potato RecipeWhat would any respectable honest to goodness Comfort Food restaurant be if it couldn’t serve up homemade whipped mashed potatoes like your grandma used to make? You’ll most certainly want to do the Mashed Potato dance after stopping at CJs Maui restaurant in Kaanapali for a serving of our homemade mashed potatoes or after you make them at home using our Mashed Potatoes recipe! When we make mashed potatoes, we don’t scrimp on all the good things that are supposed to be included! Butter, whole milk, sour cream and more goodness. I know in this day where everybody seems to want it fast and ‘right now’ it can be easier to hurry or take shortcuts for making mashed potatoes. I have one word of advice: Don’t! Along with my mashed potatoes recipe, I share a few preparation methods with tips and techniques to ensure your mashed potatoes always taste as good as the ones we serve on our menu every day at our Kaanapali restaurant in West Maui, CJ’s Deli & Diner. Read on for the best mashed potatoes recipe!

CJ’s Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Prepared by Maui Chef Christian Jorgensen of CJ’s Deli & Diner – Maui Catering & Events

Iliana peeling potatoes at CJs Kaanapali restaurant on Maui.Serves 6 (With left overs to use for variety of dishes) minimum batch recipe. Use 6 large Baking Potatoes or 4 lbs Red Russet. Or, even better, use Golden potatoes!

4 lbs Potatoes Peel & Rough Chopped
1 Cup Sour Cream
4 oz Chopped Garlic
1 T-Spoon Nutmeg
1 lbs Butter
1 T-Spoon White Pepper
2 Cups Milk
2 Table Spoon Kosher Salt
1 Bundle Green Onion Tops or Chives Fine Chopped


  1. Peel and Rough Chop Potatoes
  2. Boil in Salted and Plenty Cold Water for 25 to 30 min until soft-smooch.Potatoes going through the boiling process in preparation for Mashed Potatoes recipe.
  3. Strain, then place back in pot on stove and cook off steam/starch over medium heat 2-3 min stirring / smashing.
  4. Butter and garlic ready for seasoning before being added to mashed potato ingredients.In separate heavy bottom pot, saute butter to golden and clear. Then add chopped Garlic.
  5. Saute Garlic for 5 min until brown throughout and smelling absolutely fantastic.
  6. Add Milk & Sour Cream with seasonings to the Butter & Garlic stir until smooth.Mixing up seasoning for mashed potatoes recipe.
  7. In Mixer or with handheld Mixer: Mix / Mash / Whip The Potatoes for 2 min before adding the Milk Mixture to the bowl. Season the mashed potatoes for taste and enjoy.Doing so allows the liquid-starch to evaporate and ensures the perfect end result instead of “thick, starchy hard to swallow, you know: BAD Mashed Potatoes”.

This is my base Whipped Potato recipe. You could infuse with fun flavors, including my favorite, Truffle Oil. Or, use Wasabi, Bacon, a Turmeric & Chili-paste. And do not to forget to add a cheese.A serving from the mashed potatoes chef station for a catered Maui wedding on Maui.

The next time you feel like doing the Mashed Potato or enjoying an old fashioned serving of tasty home-style mashed potatoesA serving of home made mashed potatoes plated at CJs Deli Diner in the Kaanapali Fairway Shops., stop by CJ’s Deli & Diner in Kaanapali. What, you aren’t on Maui? OK, then just follow the mashed potato recipe and use the easy techniques provided. Then, tell your family you’ll be planning the next family reunion on Maui with a homestyle dinner personally prepared by the chef who taught you how to make the mashed potatoes. Of course, I’ll help you plan the perfect menu, recommend beach front vacation rentals with a kitchen for the private chef dinner, and then show you how to make the potatoes we’ll serve family style along with the rest of a menu we’ll prepare for your family dinner. What could be better than chef prepared barbecue on Maui with home-style whipped potatoes? Mashed potato bars are perfect for weddings and other catered events on Maui, too! Our Kaanapali catering company provides full service catering on Maui.

You’ll always find home-style mashed potatoes on the menu at CJ’s and we often include our whipped potatoes and fresh steamed vegetables as sides with our daily plate lunch specials. Include mashed potatoes at a Family Reunion on Maui or any other catered event:{{cta(‘ce3afdaf-c601-4fdf-8df5-aa2e012b6bc6′,’justifycenter’)}}

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CJ’s Kaanapali Diner Review

My daughter and I visited Maui a couple of weeks ago and came to your restaurant 3 times. I just wanted to thank you for your willingness to meet our gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free requirements. We loved being able to eat out safely and wish we had a CJ’s at home! I just wrote you a stellar review on Trip Advisor. Hope you have a wonderful rest of the summer!

Kelley MacCabe
CJ’s Maui Restaurant Review

Wonderful for a Sunday Brunch since you can order breakfast until 11:00am! Had a ‘custom’ 3 ingredient omelette (I chose mushrooms, feta and spinach) with nicely crunchy on the outside and soft inside home potatoes, yummy. Hubby had the pancakes with fresh fruit! These are light fluffy slightly sweet batter pancakes, not those heavy bland ones (OK I admit it, I had to have a few bites of his breakfast…) Service was fast and friendly :0). The menu is EXTENSIVE, we live here and love it!

Kathy, Lahaina, Maui
CJ’s Deli and Diner Maui Restaurant Review

Fact: CJ’s Maui onion soup will melt your face off it’s so good. Best I’ve ever had. It gets 20 stars.
Alas, it’s not on the menu every day… But when my fiancee and I went this past summer and were lucky to meet Chef CJ in person and mentioned that we had been thinking about the onion soup since the last time we visited two years earlier, he was kind enough to put it on the next day’s menu. We went back the following day and ordered it, and it was amazing, just as we had remembered. Another fact: the onion soup at CJ’s is better than the onion soup at Mama’s Fish House (and at like 1/4th of the price). Really. It’s that good. Part of me wants to reverse engineer CJ’s onion soup recipe, quit my job, and make millions selling onion soup to the mainland masses! (or: CJ, wanna make a deal?)
I think that the loco moco gravy is made from the same goodness. So that’s great too. The potato salad is tasty as well.
The to-go lunch plate is respectable.

Jonny S, San Diego, CA
Maui Chef CJ Prepares Mushroom Soup for Kaanapali Restaurant Guest

On a previous visit to Maui, I had the most delicious mushroom soup at CJ’s Deli and Diner in Kaanapali. When I arrived in Maui this week, I emailed the restaurant and asked what day they might have the soup. The owner and chef, Christian Jorgensen (CJ), promptly replied even though he was on vacation in Vegas. He gave me a number to call to check on the soup of the day. Then when he returned to Maui on Friday, he emailed me to let me know he would have the soup for me on Saturday. When I got there, he was so friendly and the soup was even more scrumptious than I had remembered. I really appreciated how valued he made me feel as a customer.

Linda D.
CJs Maui Restaurant Customer

Good Morning, My wife and I spent last week in Maui. Your early bird special was the best. After we found you, we ate breakfast there every morning. You had two regular coffees that we just loved.

James T Wilson Jr
Maui Restaurant Customer

The best burger I ever had! Great Service! Fantastic Food!! Simply Awesome.

Pat Janostin, Champlin MN
Kaanapali Restaurant Customer Comment

Thanks for all the Good Food. Best we have ad since we hit the island 5 days ago!

Jeff and Myra V., Ontario, Ohio

CJ’s Maui Restaurant Customer Comments on CJ’s Private Luau in her Blog

Aloha, Just wanted to let you know that this post was up last Friday and it will be included (linked) with all of our Hawaii properties. Thank you both for excellent service. You made our trip to Maui very memorable! Feel free to comment on the post. It’s always good to have additional information and your input.

Nancy Solomon, Travel Writer
CJ’s Maui Restaurant Customer Comment

Aloha, We were in to see you many times during our stay last month in Ka’anapali, couple of things for you:
Need to order some more of your CJ’s roasted Kona Coffee. I see it’s not yet on your website, only the Maui Coffee Co. stuff. We ran out last weekend and are having withdrawls, please help!! Need 2 bags urgently!!
Secondly, your claim about having the best corned beef hash on the island. I think you’ve understated this because it’s the best I’ve had any where in the world! And that covers a lot of ground as I’ve been to every continent multiple times. Just the best anywhere, period!! Don’t suppose you would have that for delivery to Indiana would you? Maybe by the pound(s)?
Great people and even better food, Mahalo CJ’s. Seriously though, please let me know about that coffee. How do we get some ordered and shipped to Indiana?

Bill Clark, Valparaiso, In.
CJ’s Maui Restaurant Customer Comment

​CJ’s Deli & Diner Rocks! Been here several times while visiting Maui – each time we tried different meals and each time we LOVED the food, service and atmosphere. Only suggestion would be to provide regular dinner napkins along with this paper type – because we’re messy!

Aloha and Mahalo from Detroit