Mashed Potatoes are always a favorite at our home, so I am am always looking for ways to perk them up with extra nutrition. This adapted recipe fits the bill: add some parsnips for health and garlic for taste and these not so everyday mashed potatoes were a hit.
2 lb large potatoes (peeled or not if using red) cut up into 1-2
1 pound parsnips cleaned and cut into 1 inch pieces
2 cloves of garlic, minced
3/4 cup whole milk or half and half
4 tablespoons butter( I always use more :)
2 scallions thinly sliced
Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Place the potatoes and parsnips in a large pot, cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until tender, about 15-18 minutes.
Drain the vegetables and return to pot. Add butter, milk or cream, scallions, garlic, salt and pepper to taste and mash like crazy.
Lavish with sliced scallions and extra pats of butter for garnish, optional!
The kids had no clue good veggies were added...they raved, inhaled their servings andasked for more and all was good. I served them here with sliced tomatoes and a well cooked steak for an easy, quick meal.