Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

Do not let this mundane looking photo fool you.  These are no ordinary mashed potatoes.  In fact, these mashed potatoes are SO FULL OF FLAVOR that they don't even need gravy.  Everybody (especially my now blog-famous friend Emily) knows that caramelized onions make any dish irresistible.  And that, my friends, is what sets this mashed potato recipe apart from any other.  Those craving more flavor can add a hit of garlic (roasted for more mellow flavor or raw for a bite) and parmesan cheese.

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

Yields: 4 Servings

  • 2 pounds potatoes, washed, peeled, cubed
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2/3 cup hot milk
  • 2 Tbsp parsley, finely minced
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • Garlic (optional, roasted or raw)
  • Grated parmesan cheese (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Put prepared raw potatoes into a large pot and submerge in water.  Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 20 to 25 minutes.  Drain and allow to steam dry.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saute pan, heat butter until it begins to bubble.  Add sliced onions and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.  Reduce heat to low and cook for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft and browned.
  3. Transfer half of the onions and all of the milk to a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Mash the potatoes and stir in the hot onion milk.  Add a little extra butter and check the seasoning.  Stir in the remaining caramelized onions and the minced parsley.  If desired add garlic and parmesan cheese for a boost of flavor.

1 comment:

Jessy said...

What a great idea! I love dressing up mashed potatoes. Especially this close to Thanksgiving, I'm sure people would welcome the change.