Monday, October 10, 2011

Secret Reciep Club--Deluxe Mashed Potatoes




 



It's the Secret Recipe Club Reveal Day!.   My secret blog was,  Cafe Mayhem & Pictures of all my Pretty Princesses.   I  had fun looking thru this blog, but I chose this recipe....  because I saw the picture of the cookbook and I thought  "OH MAN, I HAVE THAT SAME COOKBOOK!"   see picture here at Jules blog and here at my blog.  (well, it's not THIS blog, it's a running list of all my cookbooks )
Of course, then I realized that it was a cookbook cover from a fundraiser. 
Still the excitement lingered and I felt Jules and I had a bond. We both like to cook for example.   We both LOVE this cookbook cover and the recipes each contains. 
And we both like to particiapte in the Secret  Recipe Club. 

When the Handyman noticed I was putting carrots into his beloved mashed potatoes he was kind  of horrified to tell you the truth, but I am happy to say that his words when eating this were " This really  IS good!"
And the Handyman spoke the truth!!

Yes, these Deluxe mashed potatoes have carrots in them....that is not cheese....and they are a bit lumpy....but that made them really, really good.
I did have to add a bit of heavy cream (because I had it) or mine would have been  really dry, but other than that I stuck to the orginal recipe and we loved it.
I served these with some grilled salmon and fresh brocoli--what a perfect mea.  In fact....there are leftover potatoes.  I think I'll go fix myself some.


In the Secret Recipe club, we are assigned a blog and we choose any recipe from that blog to make and post about. We keep our assigned blogger a secret until posting day. It's a lot of fun getting to know another blogger by actually 'stalker' (or visiting) their blog.


It's such a fun blog hop to take part in. I can't wait to go visit all the other Secret Recipe bloggers!




Mashed Potatoes Deluxe

2 1/2 qt. chicken broth
8 russet potatoes
6 medium carrots, cut into 1 inch lengths
1 large onion, cut into quarters
1 tsp dill (dried or fresh)
6 Tbsp. butter
3 Tbsp parsley
2 Tsp. salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper


In a large pot, bring chicken broth to a boil. Add potatoes; cover. Lower heat. Boil 15 minutes. Add carrots and onions; boil 20 minutes until potatoes and carrots are tender. Drain potatoes and carrots in a colander; cool 5 minutes and peel.

In a large bowl, combine potatoes, onions, dill and butter. Mash with potatoes masher. Add parsley, salt, and pepper; mash again. Heat and serve warm.


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20 comments:

Jules said...

Now I wonder how many fund raiser cookbooks there are out there like that! They usually have the best recipes.

I'm so glad you liked the recipe, they really are great for something just a little bit different.

And just a side note, the friend I mentioned in the post? Her favorite thing to eat is salmon.

Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy said...

Love the addition of carrots!

MM said...

I like the idea of adding carrots to mashed potatoes. My guys would share Handyman's initial reaction. Tough!

Lisa~~ said...

Love the addition of carrots and it makes for such a pretty plate.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Levain Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies.

Lisa~~
Cook Lisa Cook

bermudaonion said...

I'm not sure I'd like the lumpiness, but I'd be willing to give them a try. They sure are pretty!

BigBearswife said...

those mashed potatoes look super savory!

Carolyn said...

Wow, those really are deluxe mashed potatoes. Great pick for the SRC!

Erin said...

Yum! Now that's my kind of mashed potatoes!!!

Amanda said...

Oh great idea adding carrots! I'm going to have to try that :)

Sara said...

These look fantastic! Love the addition of the dill and carrots, yum! :)

Katherine Martinelli said...

Mmm mashed potatoes are my favorite food! Seriously. These look amazing.

Stephanie said...

I have to admit that mashed potatoes with carrots was something I was also suspicious of, until I tried a Tunisian version. Delicious! I wholeheartedly endorse them now.

Rituparna said...

That mashed potato is making me soo hungry ....
Love the carrots ...

Karen said...

I love mashed potatoes. I love carrots. This looks delicious!

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SharleneT said...

Okay. These are the kinds of potatoes you can't leave on the table whilst you visit after a meal -- SOMEBODY will finish off the bowl and the lumpiness will transfer to that person... love the combination of pots and carrots. This is a must-have. Thanks for sharing. Come visit and check out my Secret Recipe!

SharleneT said...

Okay. These are the kinds of potatoes you can't leave on the table whilst you visit after a meal -- SOMEBODY will finish off the bowl and the lumpiness will transfer to that person... love the combination of pots and carrots. This is a must-have. Thanks for sharing. Come visit and check out my Secret Recipe!

Jey @ The Jey of Cooking said...

This looks like a great way to incorporate more veggies into my family's diet. Thanks for sharing!

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Desi said...

I was wondering if that was cheese or carrots when I first saw the picture. I bet those taste yummy, and a great way to add some healthy to delicious yet carb-loaded potatoes :)

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