Tasty Thursday – Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes?  I haven’t met a person who did not.  They go great with various main dishes and they can be prepared a variety of ways.  At the Garden Grill in Epcot’s The Land, they include caramelized onions.  You have the choice to peel the skins off of the potatoes or not.  This went perfect with the Mom’s Meat Loaf.  

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes
Adapted from Allears

1 1/3 lbs. Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2″ rounds
1 oz. canola oil
4 oz. shallots, julienned
3 oz. butter, separated
4 oz. fat free milk
Kosher salt and white ground pepper, to taste
Chopped parsley for garnish (optional)

1.  In a large pot, bring enough water to cover potatoes to boil and add salt.  Add potatoes, and boil potatoes until tender.  

2.  Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add shallots and caramelize. Season with salt and pepper. Add 2 ounces of butter and continue to sauté until golden brown.

3.  Transfer potatoes to a large mixing bowl and mix on low speed until smoth. Add in milk and remaining butter slowly. Add more salt and pepper, if needed. Stir in caramelized shallots.  Pour into serving dish and add parsley for garnish.



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