Saturday, December 20

onion and garlic mashed potatoes

I picked up some crab-stuffed salmon at Central Market yesterday and thought it was SO good. Turns out Taylor doesn't like crab. So I get to enjoy the rest of it myself! I made mashed potatoes, and I got to use two of my red kitchen gadgets! Mashed potatoes are one of the things I have the earliest recollection of helping make. I think I may have been delegated the job as a teenager when I kept telling my mom to add more butter and milk.
Onion and Garlic Mashed Potatoes
1/2 cup onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup butter
2-3 potatoes, scrubbed
1/3 cup 2% or whole milk
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, get fresh cheese and grate it if possible
Put potatoes in large pot and bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook covered 20 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile in small sauce pan, melt butter over medium and add onions. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer 5 minutes. Add garlic and simmer about 8-10 minutes more until butter appears to be reduced and onions are translucent and tender. (some wine in there might be fun to try next time!) Allow onion butter mixture to cool a bit and then pour into food processor and puree. Once potatoes are cooked, peel them if desired, cube them and add to blender. Mix on low until potatoes are slightly mashed. Add butter mixture. Mix. Add milk until desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste, perhaps about 1/2 T. each.

Oniony and garlicy and good! Maybe I'll try truffle oil next!

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  1. They sound yummy! Good comfort food! What is truffle oil?

  2. Yes, absolutely! Patti is right! I love these! Erin, THANKS SO MUCH for making them for Christmas Dinner!!!

    Love you!

  3. I like your new background and picture!

  4. thanks! truffles are a type of mushroom.

  5. I like your new background and picture, too, Erin. HOWEVER, I also liked the old one!