Saturday, May 17, 2008

Garlic & Chive Mashed Potatoes

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The following recipe was made and shared at my Chef Spotlight dinner, highlighting Julia Child. You can read and view links to the other recipes HERE.

Yumi's Garlic & Chive Mashed Potatoes
recipe from Julia
30 cloves of garlic
4 TB butter
2 TB flour
1 c boiling milk
1/4 tsp salt
pinch white pepper

Drop garlic into boiling water and boil for 2 minutes. Drain and peel. Melt
butter in small heavy-bottom saucepan and cook garlic slowly in butter,
covered, for about 20 minutes until soft but not browned. Add flour and stir
over low heat for 2 minute. Off heat stir in milk, salt, and pepper. Return
to heat and simmer for 1 minute, stirring. Press through a sieve or puree in
a food processor. Set aside.

2-1/2 lbs baking potatoes, peeled and quartered
4TB softened butter
Salt
White pepper
2-4 TB whipping cream
4TB minced parsley or chives

Boil or microwave potatoes until soft then drain and put through a potato
ricer or food mill. Return to pan and stir over low heat for a few minutes
to evaporate some of the excess moisture. As soon as the puree begins to
form a film on the bottom of the pan remove from heat and beat in the butter
1 TB at a time. Add salt and pepper to taste. Beat in the garlic sauce and
enough cream to reach the desired consistency. Beat in the minced parsley
and serve.

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