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Mashers Recipe

Looking for an easy Mashers recipe? Learn how to make Mashers using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by fractal

Makes 8 servings



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Recipe Ingredients for Mashers

4 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
8 red potatoes, cut into chunks roughly the same size as the russet chunks
2 teaspoons kosher salt
3/4 cup low fat buttermilk (not skim)
1/4 cup heavy cream
8 cloves of garlic, peeled

Recipe Directions for Mashers

  1. Combine potatoes in a large pot and just cover with cold tap water. Place over high heat and season water with 1 to 2 teaspoons of salt, (it should taste like sea water). Cover the pot and bring to a boil.

  2. Meanwhile, combine dairy and garlic in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Keep this mixture barely simmering until the potatoes are done.

  3. As soon as the water comes to a boil, remove the lid and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until a potato chunk can easily be crushed with a pair of tongs. Drain, then return potatoes to the pan, return pot to heat and shake for 30 seconds so the surface water can evaporate. Remove pot and set on a towel or hot pads. Pour about half the garlic mixture into the potatoes and mash with an old-fashioned potato masher. Start tasting and looking at the consistency right away. If mashers seem dry or bland, add more of the garlic mixture. Avoid over mashing or you'll end up with gluey instead of fluffy.

  4. Serve straight or garnish with any of the following: parsley, chopped scallions, crumbled bacon, sun dried tomatoes, (If you have the dry ones, make sure you re-hydrate them.) grated horseradish, horseradish sauce, pesto, more bacon, Sauteed mushrooms...use your imagination.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 350.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
255
Calories from Fat
18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.0g
3%
Saturated Fat
1.0g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Sodium
626mg
26%
Potassium
1452mg
41%
Total Carbohydrates
52.7g
18%
Dietary Fiber
6.2g
25%
Sugars
4.4g
Protein
6.8g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 107%
Calcium 7% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in potassium
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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