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Rustic Mashed Potatoes with Frizzled Shallots – Recipe!

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Mashed Potatoes are a pretty basic dish, but they can be transformed into the most amazing food on the table.  Whether you prefer russets, new or a waxier variety – potatoes are always present at Thanksgiving.  Many prefer their mashed potatoes plain with a little butter, that’s always a nice start, but then somewhere after the butter – differences can begin.

I must admit, potatoes are not usually my favorite dish, until now.  These potatoes have taken on a new name this holiday season, they are different – not bland or boring.  I decided to use white new potatoes with their skins on.  There’s something about your skin in the game that really makes a difference….hmm.

Buttermilk is the other culprit that adds to my recipe and leaves a tangy taste, not too much, but just enough.  Also, a bit of olive oil along with creamy butter adheres to my rustic plan – it adds a slight green aroma – just building layers of flavor here.

Now the shallots – cooked for 15 minutes in a pat of butter until browned, crispy and mouthwateringly appealing.  There’s always a finale isn’t there?  This definitely could be my favorite new dish of the holiday season.

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Ingredients

3 pounds white new potatoes, skin on

5 tablespoons butter, divided

1 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup olive oil

3 large shallots, sliced

2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

(Serves 6-8)

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To Prepare:

  1. Add potatoes to a large pot and fill with cold water.  Place over medium-high heat and boil until fork tender, about 25 minutes.
  2. In a small pot or pan, add 1 tablespoon butter and sliced shallots.  Place over medium heat and cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Drain potatoes and add remaining butter, mash.  Add buttermilk, olive oil, salt and pepper – mash until creamy.
  4. Spoon potatoes into a bowl and top with frizzled shallots.  Keep warm in oven (covered with foil) or serve immediately.  Enjoy!

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