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    Mashed Potatoes and Carrots

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    Inge 1505's Note:

    One of my German husband's childhood favorites. He likes to turn it into a more savory dish by crumbling some fried bacon over it. Nice with fried meat like pork chops or sausages and green beans or broccoli.

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    • 4 cups carrots, in 1/4 inch slices (about 1 lbs)
    • 1 lb potato (like Yukon Gold)
    • 2 tablespoons oil
    • 1 cup onion, minced (about 2 small)
    • 3/4 cup water, hot
    • 1 -1 1/4 cup milk, hot
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 pinch cayenne
    • 1 pinch nutmeg
    • 2 -3 ounces bacon, diced, fried crisp (optional)


    1. 1
      Heat oil in a medium-sized pot with a tight fitting lid over medium high heat. Add onions and carrots and fry until onion is transparent, about 2 minutes.
    2. 2
      Add water, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 5 minutes.
    3. 3
      In the meantime peel potatoes and cut into 1 inch dice. Add to carrots,cover, bring to a boil again and cook over low heat for 30 minutes until vegetables are completely soft and almost all liquid has evaporated.
    4. 4
      If there is some water, cook it off uncovered over high heat, shaking pot to avoid sticking.
    5. 5
      Mash vegetables with a masher.
    6. 6
      Add milk gradually, beating with a whisker until desired consistency. Depending on the starch in potatoes this might require about 1-1 1/4 cups milk.
    7. 7
      Add butter, salt, cayenne and nutmeg to taste.
    8. 8
      If using fried bacon bits, mix one half into vegetables and sprinkle other half on top.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 31, 2012


      I have never had a carrot/potato dish like this before. I love this easy, health dish and I'll be making it again. Made for More Than Sauerkraut And Dumplings 2012

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    • on March 14, 2012


      i love pink potatoes and these are no exception try these you will love them

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    • on November 19, 2007


      Great... My daughter was looking for this recipe since she would not take my word on how to fix it... I grew up with this dish.It was my " babyfood " to start out with...and that has been many years ago....

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    Nutritional Facts for Mashed Potatoes and Carrots

    Serving Size: 1 (412 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 280.9
    Calories from Fat 111
    Total Fat 12.3 g
    Saturated Fat 4.2 g
    Cholesterol 16.1 mg
    Sodium 444.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 38.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.8 g
    Sugars 8.6 g
    Protein 5.9 g

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