Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Purple Pureed Potatoes

So the recipe isn't really anything new.  But one key ingredient certainly was new to me.  Have you ever seen purple potatoes?  They are absolutely fascinating.  And thy make the most beautiful Lavender colored mashed potatoes.

the recipe is just like mom used to make

serves 6-8

The Ingredients:
3 lbs small purple potatoes
6-8 cloves of garlic
1/4-1/2 cup heavy cream
4 Tbsp butter
1 tsp salt

The Process:
Scrub the potatoes and trim away any large eyes.  Quarter the potatoes.  Peel and halve the garlic cloves.  Add the potatoes and garlic to a large kettle along with enough water to completely cover the potatoes.  Bring the kettle to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 20-25 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.

Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot.  Over low heat, mash the potatoes with potato masher or wooden spoon.  Add half of the cream and all of the butter.  Gently continue to mash until the butter is melted and the cream is incorporated. Add additional cream until the desired consistency is achieved.  Season with salt to taste.

Darn pretty potatoes, aren't they?

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