Mashed Potatoes With Caramelized Shallots

Mashed Potatoes With Caramelized Shallots
Mikkel Vang
Serves 6-8
preparation
20
minutes
cooking
40
minutes

Ingredients

5
pounds
white or Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
kosher salt and pepper
8
tablespoons
(1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
3/4
cup
buttermilk
1/4
cup
heavy cream
1/4
teaspoon
ground nutmeg
5
medium shallots
1
tablespoon
olive oil

Directions

  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and add 2 1/2 tablespoons salt. Reduce heat and simmer until just tender, about 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes and return to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, peel and thinly slice 5 medium shallots. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and golden brown, about 15 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Add the butter, buttermilk, cream, nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 3/4 teaspoon pepper to the cooked potatoes. Mash the potatoes with a handheld masher. Fold in the shallots. Transfer to a serving dish.
     
Kate Merker
October 2007

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories From Fat 40 %
  • Fat 16 g
  • Sat Fat 9 g
  • Cholesterol 41 mg
  • Sodium 164 mg
  • Carbohydrate 48 g
  • Fiber 7 g
  • Sugar 5 g
  • Protein 6 g
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.