Caramelised shallot mash

Caramelised shallot mash

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

A low-fat, but creamy and delicious mash that's made to be eaten with sausages

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
249
protein
6g
carbs
45g
fat
6g
saturates
4g
fibre
4g
sugar
4g
salt
0.17g

Ingredients

  • 50g butter
  • 125g shallots (about 6), thinly sliced
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • ½ tsp caster sugar
  • 2kg Maris Piper potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 200ml milk

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Method

  1. Heat a large frying pan. Melt a knob of the butter and add the shallots and thyme sprigs. Cook over a low heat for 20 mins, stirring occasionally, until soft and golden. Add the sugar and cook 5-10 mins more until light brown.
  2. Meanwhile, boil the potatoes for 15 mins or until soft. Gently heat the milk and remaining butter in a small pan, just until boiling, then drain the potatoes well and return to the cooking pan. Mash until smooth, then stir in the warm buttery milk and season well. Tip most of the shallots into the mash, discarding the thyme stalks and mix in. Top with the leftover shallots and serve straight away.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2009

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vanillatimtam's picture
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Lovely

jweg1210's picture
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Aaaahhhhhh, yum.
First time I've ever really bought a specific potato variety for a recipe, and will always do so in future as these were delicious.
The sweet and silky shallots worked beautifully with the smooth and creamy mash.
Served with roast chicken, peas and dad's runner beans.

eleanormayo's picture
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Very tasty, although my shallots were more crispy than caramelised, not that it really mattered!

ogradyo's picture
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Really good - reminds me of steak!

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