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:

Makes 6 to 8 servings

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
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
307 (47% from fat)
16g (sat 3.3)

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 be continued..:)


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

  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 :)

  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.

  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...

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

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

  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

  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..

  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.

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

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

    Thanks for a new take on them!


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


  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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