Posh French Mash

"Found on the menus of many simple bistros in France, its a perfect side to just about anything. Lucy Waverman developed this recipe after her visit to Dijon."
photo by CountryLady photo by CountryLady
photo by CountryLady
photo by CountryLady photo by CountryLady
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  • Put potatoes & garlic into a large saucepan, add enough water to just cover & bring water to a boil; reduce heat to medium low & simmer, covered, 20 - 25 minutes until potatoes & garlic are very tender.
  • Drain well, return to saucepan & put over low heat for a minute or so to dry out potatoes, shaking the saucepan so they don't stick.
  • Combine milk & butter in a microwave-safe bowl & nuke on high for 1 - 2 minutes until milk is steaming & butter starts to melt; stir milk mixture, cheese & seasonings into potatoes.
  • Squeeze potatoes through a ricer OR mash roughly with a fork, then beat until smooth with an electric mixer, being careful not to overdo it or they will become gluey.
  • Spoon into a warm serving dish; sprinkle with parsley & serve immediately.

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  1. tara portee
    Lovely! The fresh herbs and the cheese made it special.
  2. Nana Lee
    What can I say, 2 of my favorites...potatoes and garlic! The addition of the cheese, especially Gruyere, is an "icing on the cake" flavor. This is definitely a repeater! Thanks
  3. Dienia B.
    this is very good im glad i found your site cause we eat aalot of vegtables aalso since we farm and i like a little different menu
  4. Jen T
    This went well with our steak. Cooking the garlic in with the potatoes seemed to make them milder. Next time I will add more garlic cloves...we love garlic!Thanks for posting a keeper:)
  5. Kasha
    Very nice, great with roast meat of any kind. Cooking the garlic in with the potatoes is easy and works great.


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