Saturday, September 19, 2009

Tomato Whipped Mashed Potatoes~

Friends..a dear couple.. dropped by last weekend generously bearing fruits of their labor~




I would have to say they grow the sweetest tomatoes and prettiest parsley and freshest lettuce:)




My daughters and I went out for dinner ..last month..
One had the tomato whipped potatoes mentioned above..
I Googled for the recipe ..To no avail of ours..



I found a recipe here.. they are delicious..

The recipe I had wanted did not have sun dried tomatoes.. ..but I added some for freshness..the ones my friends brought:) And it is a keeper recipe~





La petite recette:

Yield
Makes 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients
3 pounds thin-skinned potatoes
About 1 cup milk
1 to 2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup grated romano cheese
1/2 cup minced fresh basil leaves or parsley
1/8 teaspoon paprika or cayenne
3/4 cup chopped drained oil-packed tomatoes
Salt and pepper
Preparation
1. In a 5- to 6-quart pan over high heat, bring 1 quart water to a boil.

2. Peel and rinse potatoes; cut into 1-inch chunks. Add potatoes to boiling water; cover and return to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer until potatoes mash easily, 10 to 12 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, in a 1- to 1 1/2-quart pan over medium heat, warm 1 cup milk and garlic until steaming, about 5 minutes. (Or in a 2-cup microwave-safe container, heat milk and garlic in a microwave oven on full power (100%) until steaming, 1 to 2 minutes.)

4. Drain potatoes and return to pan. Add the hot milk mixture, oil, cheese, basil, and paprika. Mash with a potato masher or an electric mixer until potatoes are as lumpy or smooth as you like, adding a little more milk for a softer, creamier texture if desired. Stir tomatoes into mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Nutritional Information
Calories:
307 (47% from fat)
Protein:
7.2g
Fat:
16g (sat 3.3)
Carbohydrate:
34g
Fiber:
4.3g
Sodium:
95mg
Cholesterol:
9.5mg

So good in fact I kept the leftovers~:)

There's part 2 to this soon and we had a wonderful meal in the country at their beautiful home Friday night..I hope some photos turned out well..
It was a wonderful evening ..a love drive into the country..great conversation and food...to be continued..:)

15 comments:

  1. So glad he would like them..We did too!:)

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  2. Yummm!! I think anyone would love this. And it's such a healthy version of mashed potatoes! Food as gifts is just so sweet. I eagerly await Part 2. I have a feeling it's going to be even better :)

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  3. This is a perfect way to use some of the tomatoes I've roasted. A wonderful idea, Monique. Can't wait to give it a try.

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  4. M...what a wonderful idea...Will try this also...I did make the butternut squash soup yesterday...doubled the recipe, I am crazy for it! Had a cup last evening and another this evening...even two grands liked it!!!! 3 and 5 yrs. old ...Now you know how particular they are!!!! I made enough to last for two weeks I think! I would imagine this would freeze well?, xoxo~Kathy@ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  5. This sounds great! I actually have all of the ingredients. Thank you!

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  6. Oh, my. This looks fabulous. And these are things we normally have on hand. I'm going to try these soon.

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  7. Des mashed potatoes as I like, with cayenne, deligthfull, have you seen I try to write in english !
    merci pour ton gentil commentaire et je suis très contente que tu aies trouvé de la bisque de homard
    nul doute que tu fasses des merveilles avec
    Bonne journée

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  8. I Did notice you write in English too:)

    La bisque de homard est en conserve..$6.00 Canadien..:)Chez Milano..Je vais faire la même recette que vous:)!

    Kate.. you just came back from holiday..more in the mood for home cooking or still in vacation mode?:)
    Kathy that's great..I could see Noah eating it..but not the other 3 munchkins..
    Hope you try them.. they are very flavorful..Thanks fo stopping by this weekend..It's beautiful here..

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  9. They sound wonderful! I wish I could reach in with a fork :) I love sun-dried tomatoes but the addition of fresh tomato sounds wonderful.

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  10. Sound incredible. When I first read the heading, I figured you would substitute tomato juice for the milk.

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  11. Wow...many times I feel that potatoes are my raison d'etre....for that moment, anyway ;-)

    Thanks for a new take on them!

    Diane

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  12. This makes perfect sense! I would have never thought of this either.

    Yum!

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  13. My mother would love this idea...she doesn't think anything tastes good without fresh tomatoes in it...we eat grilled cheese sandwiches with fresh sliced tomatoes in it...but I will try this....wondering now what some marinated tomatoes would be like in those mashed tatters...I'll have to play in the kitchen tomorrow...thanks for the tip...

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