Fennel Mashed Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

Found in an older issue of Chatelaine magazine; posted in response to a request for fennel recipes. I haven't tried this myself.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim fronds from fennel and discard.
  2. Slice fennel into small, thin strips and place is large, preferably wide, saucepan over medium-high heat.
  3. Add milk and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until fennel is tender, stirring once or twice; this will take about 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Remove pan from heat, then puree fennel mixture in a blender or food processor until it's fairly smooth.
  6. While fennel is cooking, peel potatoes and cut into quarters.
  7. Place in a large saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil.
  8. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and boil gently, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender; this will take about 20 to 25 minutes.
  9. Drain potatoes well and return to saucepan.
  10. Mash potatoes, then stir in hot fennel puree, sour cream, and salt.
  11. Taste; more salt may be needed.
  12. If mixture is not piping hot, heat in saucepan, over low, stirring often.
  13. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

Lennie these have great flavor I served them with the Easy Chutney Chicken Kebabs and a tossed green salad..wonderful thanks.

Dancer^ May 20, 2002

This was absolutely perfect - the mild fennel taste added to the potatoes beautifully! Guests loved it too, so it's gotta be 5*!

kolibri October 10, 2005

This was a nice change from plain mash, must admit the fennel flavour was not very strong, mine was very young though. Used a little yoghurt instead of sour cream. Would definately make this again

Latchy September 12, 2005

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