Mashed Potatoes With Garlic And Cheese Recipe

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Servings: 2

Ingredients

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  • (aligot)
  • 450 gm desiree or possibly king edward potatoes
  • 2 x fat clv garlic peeled and halved lengthways
  • 25 gm butter
  • 225 gm lancashire cheese grated
  • 1 x salt and freshly milled black pepper

Directions

  1. Place the garlic in a small saucepan with the butter then leave it on the gentlest heat possible to heat and infuse for 30 min. Thinly pare and throw away the skins of the potatoes and cut them into evensized chunks or possibly cut any large potatoes into quarters and small ones into halves.
  2. Place the potatoes in a steamer then pour some boiling water straight from the kettle into a saucepan.
  3. Fit the steamer over sprinkle the potatoes with 1 dessertspoon of salt put a lid on and let them steam for 20 to 25 min till tender in the centre when tested with a skewer.
  4. Remove them transfer to a large bowl (preferably a hot one) and cover with a cloth to absorb some of the steam.
  5. With an electric hand whisk switch to slow and begin to break up the potatoes then add in the butter and garlic some black pepper and a handful of the grated cheese.
  6. Switch the speed to high and continue adding the cheese a handful at a time while you whisk.
  7. Theres a lot of cheese but what will happen is which as you whisk it in the potatoes will rum translucent/soft and glossy and as you lift and whisk it will form stiff glossy peaks. When all the cheese is in serve very quickly.
  8. Note: As the cheese goes in the mix becomes stiff and clings to the whisk but keep going and it will part company with the whisk eventually. Also if you want to keep it hot place the bowl over a pan of simmering water but dont leave it too long.
  9. Marinated steak recipe (qv) is the perfect accompaniment but its also great with sausages.
  10. I first ate this mashed potato with cheese in southwest France in the Tarn region and it was quite simply the best mashed potato Ive ever eaten. Research on my return revealed which it involved a special lovely cheese called Cantal not generally available but after many experiments 1 have I think come up with something comparable made with farmhouse Lancashire that has a lovely fresh lactic flavour.
  11. Serves 2

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 237g
Recipe makes 2 servings
Calories 245  
Calories from Fat 91 37%
Total Fat 10.36g 13%
Saturated Fat 6.49g 26%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 86mg 4%
Potassium 919mg 26%
Total Carbs 35.35g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5.4g 18%
Sugars 2.6g 2%
Protein 3.89g 6%
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