Sunday, 6 December 2009

Purple Potato Mash

I was originally going to do a mixed mash of potatoes and turnips for a nice colour contrast, but I ended up under cooking the turnips and had to throw them out. This was one of the sides for Saturday night dinner.

900g purple potatoes, washed
3 tablespoons olive oil
250g creme fraiche
1 head of garlic
50g unsalted butter
15g chives, roughly chopped
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 200C. Slice 1cm off the top of the garlic head, drizzle olive oil, sprinkle salt and pepper and cover in foil. Bake in oven till soft, about 20-30 minutes. Remove and let it cool.
Boil potatoes in a pot of salted water until soft, about 20 minutes.
Take garlic by the bottom and gently press upwards to release the cooked flesh into a big bowl. Add butter and potatoes, and begin to mash. Gently fold in creme fraiche and chives, season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

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