Mash Potatoes With Garlic And Onions Recipe

Try using different potatoes(not neccesarily mixed all together....) for colorful results and different taste notes

Version #1
This is a tasty, low calorie version of the classic comfort food dish
900 gr (2 lbs) potatoes cut into 2.5cm (1-inch) pieces (leave the skins on)
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
4 large garlic cloves, peeled and quartered

 

Cook the potatoes, garlic and onions in a pressure cooker or in a steamer basket set over boiling water until quite tender. Remove the potatoes and reserve the liquid. Force the potatoes, onions and garlic through a food mill or puree with a potato masher. Add 65-100ml (1/3 – ½ cup) of the reserved hot liquid or just enough to achieve a smooth consistency. The skins will add vitamins and texture. Season with salt and pepper.

Version #2
This version has the traditional cream or milk. This one has more calories and not any more tasty than the low calorie version.
900 gr (2 lbs) potatoes cut into 2.5cm (1-inch) pieces (leave the skins on)
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
4 large garlic cloves, peeled and quartered
65-100ml (1/3 – ½ cup) hot milk or cream

Cook the potatoes, garlic and onions in a pressure cooker or in a steamer basket set over boiling water until quite tender. Remove the potatoes. Force the potatoes, onions and garlic through a food mill or puree with a potato masher. Heat 100ml of milk or cream Add 65-100ml (1/3 – ½ cup) of the milk or cream or just enough to achieve a smooth consistency. The skins will add vitamins and texture. Season with salt and pepper.

Version #3
Take either of the above versions and substitute 450 gr (1 lb) turnips for the potatoes and proceed as per the direction. The turnips add a lively taste note and color to the dish.

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