Trying out new recipes

November 20, 2011

Mashed potatoes

When it comes to making something I’ve never made before, I’m pretty fearless. I figure the worst case scenario is it’s inedible, and I have to serve something else. However, this week I’ve been toying around with the idea of adding truffle salt to the mashed potatoes. I love using it on buttered popcorn, but I just couldn’t wrap my head around whether or not it would be tasty in my potatoes. Since mashed potatoes are pretty easy to whip up, I made a quick batch Friday night to see how they tasted.

Wonderful is what they were! I used my potato ricer to mash the potatoes I had boiled. To this I added butter and cream, then I began to season the potatoes. I started by adding a few pinches of truffle salt and a few pinches of white pepper. The truffle salt I use is very salty, so I didn’t want to overdo it. After a quick taste, I decided a few more pinches was needed, so I added a bit more, tasted, and served it with roasted chicken.

They’re definitely going onto my menu this year, which I finally shored up this past week.

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What are you serving for Thanksgiving this year?

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