All posts tagged: potatoes

Basic Mashed Potatoes

We all love mashed potatoes. I find it to be very comforting. Many use an electric mixer but all they end up with is a smooth and sticky kind of a mash. In my humble opinion I prefer a potato ricer or a fork that keeps the potatoes nice and fluffy. Ingredients 1kg potatoes, washed, peeled and cut into big cubes 25 gr (about) butter, at room temperature ½ to 1 cup cooking cream, at room temperature Salt to taste A pinch of nutmeg Method Place the potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Salt generously bring to a boil and cook till very tender. Drain. While still piping hot mash them using either a fork or a potato ricer. Add the butter and cream, salt and nutmeg. Mix till all is very well incorporated.

Shin Cut Stew

I mean seriously, the active time to put this meal together is 40 minutes and then just let time do the work while enjoying the aromas. This recipe, just like most stews, is preferably cooked at a medium low temperature allowing the flavors and juices to flow. Serve with creamy mashed potatoes. Delizioso! Ingredients 1 kg shin cut or any meat that requires slow cooking 6 medium sized carrots, chopped at an angle into medium sized pieces 2 celery stalks, finely chopped 2 big leeks, cut in half lengthwise and finely chopped 10 shallots, peeled and left whole 6 garlic cloves, roughly chopped 2 heaped tablespoons of flour 1 cup of red wine. Choose a red wine that you enjoy drinking. 400 gr of canned chopped tomatoes A sprig of each: rosemary, sage, thyme and 1 cinnamon stick tied together with a string Water as much as needed Salt and pepper to taste Method Turn ur oven on 220°C and place inside an empty tray. Generously season your beef with salt and pepper on all …