Thanksgiving -That wonderful time of year when we pause to give thanks. When families join together for a feast of deliciously prepared food following the traditions of years past. A Thanksgiving meal is definitely not a task just anyone can take on. The hours of preparation, planning, shopping for ingredients, chopping, peeling, dicing... oh, no! Something's burning! We all know how that goes! So this Thanksgiving I decided to come up with some cooking tricks so you can worry less about your side dishes and focus all your efforts on the main course. Today we take on mashed potatoes.
The first thing I usually think of when mashed potatoes are mentioned is standing for hours washing and peeling those adamantly odd shaped potatoes. You know the ones. They always manage to make it nearly impossible to cleanly peel . Well, there's an easy way out without requiring degradation to an instant potato mix. Dried potatoes are the answer!
They come already peeled and diced and maintain the hearty flavor and nutrition of a fresh potato. Dehydrated potatoes come in handy for everyday use but can also be dressed up for the Holidays! Here is just one recipe that showcases the easy yet delectable use of dehydrated potatoes.
But don't limit yourself to our recipe. You can apply the use of dried potatoes in any of your favorite recipes that call for potatoes! And when you serve these potatoes on Thanksgiving Day, you can honestly say you made them “from scratch”!
Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Chives Ingredients:
- 2 cups Harmony House Foods Dehydrated Potatoes
- 4 cups Water
- 1 tsp Sea Salt
- 1 tsp Harmony House Foods Dehydrated Garlic
- ½ cup Milk (or milk substitute)
- 3 Tablespoons Melted Butter
- 2 Tablespoons Harmony House Foods Dehydrated Chives
Place potatoes, water, salt and garlic in a saucepan and bring to a boil. In a liquid measuring cup, combine remaining ingredients and set aside.
Simmer potato mixture about 10 minutes or until the water is absorbed and potatoes begin to look dry. When the potatoes are done remove from heat and and mash. If you like pieces in your potatoes, use a hand potato masher. For creamier potatoes, use an electric mixer.
Add the milk mixture to the potatoes and stir well. Serve warm and ENJOY!