One of America’s Favorites – Mashed Potatoes

February 4, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Mashed Potato

Mashed potato (British English) or mashed potatoes (American English and Canadian English), colloquially known as mash, is a dish prepared by mashing boiled, peeled potatoes. Milk and butter are frequently used in preparation and it is frequently whipped at the end. The dish is usually a side dish to meat and/or vegetables. The closely related smashed potatoes dish is made with unskinned potatoes and it is hand mashed and not whipped.

Recipes for making the dish started appearing in 1747 with an entry in The Art of Cookery by Hannah Glasse. Dehydrated and frozen mashed potatoes are available in many supermarkets.

Mashed potato may be used as an intermediary ingredient for other dishes such as dumplings and gnocchi, in which case the potatoes may be baked or boiled, and may or may not have dairy or seasoning added.

The use of “floury” types of potatoes is recommended, although “waxy” potatoes are sometimes used for a different texture. There are a multitude of “floury” types, but the most commonly known include russet, golden wonder, and red rascal potatoes. Butter, vegetable oil, milk and/or cream are usually added to improve flavor and texture, and the potatoes are seasoned with salt, pepper, and any other desired herbs and spices. Popular ingredients and seasonings include: garlic, cheese, bacon bits, sour cream, crisp onion or spring onion, caramelised onion, mayonnaise, mustard, horseradish, spices such as nutmeg, and chopped herbs such as parsley.

One French variation adds egg yolk for pommes duchesse or Duchess potatoes; piped through a pastry tube into wavy ribbons and rosettes, brushed with butter and lightly browned. Pomme purée (potato puree) uses considerably more butter than normal mashed potato – up to one part butter for every two parts potato. In low-calorie or non-dairy variations, milk, cream and butter may be replaced by soup stock or broth. Aloo Bharta, an Indian sub-continent variation, uses chopped onions, mustard (oil, paste or seeds), chili pepper, coriander leaves and other spices.

Mashed potato served with Frankfurter Rippchen, sauerkraut and mustard

Mashed potato can be served as a side dish, and is often served with sausages in the British Isles, where they are known as bangers and mash. Mashed potato can be an ingredient of various other dishes, including shepherd’s and cottage pie, pierogi, colcannon, dumplings, potato pancakes, potato croquettes and gnocchi. Particularly runny mashed potatoes are called mousseline potatoes.

In the United Kingdom, the cold mashed potato is mixed with fresh eggs and then fried until crisp to produce the potato cake. This dish is thought to have originated in Cornwall and is a popular breakfast item. When instead combined with meat and other leftover vegetables, the fried dish is known as bubble and squeak.

A popular accompaniment to mashed potatoes in the United States is gravy. The most common forms of gravy paired with mashed potatoes are beef gravy or turkey gravy, though vegetable gravy is becoming more common as the vegetarian and vegan trends see a rise in popularity.

A potato masher is a utensil which can be used to prepare the potatoes, as is a potato ricer. They may also be whipped with an electric hand mixer, or with sufficient boiling, can be mashed effectively with a durable wooden spoon and brute force.

 

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Cranberry Orange Relish

November 16, 2018 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I’m passing along a perfect side dish for you Thanksgiving Dinner, Cranberry Orange Relish. Made with Cranberries, Sugar, Fresh Orange Juice, Ginger Root, Orange Zest, and Fresh Mint Leaves. The recipe comes from the Jennie – O Turkey website. This is just one of many side dish recipes that you can find at the Jennie – O site. So Enjoy and and Make the SWITCH in 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

Cranberry Orange Relish
This is a Gluten Free Recipe
Put an original spin on a Thanksgiving favorite with Cranberry Orange Relish! It adds a citrusy, minty touch to a classic cranberry recipe. This zesty relish will heighten the flavor of all your Thanksgiving dishes!

INGREDIENTS
1 (12-ounce) package fresh or frozen, thawed cranberries
½ cup sugar
¼ cup fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon minced gingerroot
2 teaspoons grated orange zest
¼ cup fresh mint leaves, coarsely chopped

DIRECTIONS
In medium saucepan combine cranberries, sugar, orange juice, gingerroot and orange zest. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 8 to 10 minutes or until thickened. Let stand 5 minutes.
Stir in mint leaves. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 100
Protein 1g
Carbohydrates 27g
Fiber 3g
Sugars 20g
Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Saturated Fat 0g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1186-cranberry-orange-relish

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 9, 2017 at 6:19 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Rice and Toast……..

Rice can be stored in the fridge for a longer amount of time if you store a slice of toast on top of it. The toast will absorb excess moisture and keep the rice fluffy and fresh.

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Quinoa Stuffing with Sweet Potatoes, Apples & Hazelnuts

December 5, 2014 at 6:42 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | 1 Comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is a side dish Quinoa Stuffing with Sweet Potatoes, Apples & Hazelnuts. A delicious and healthy side dish for any meal! This would go perfect with upcoming Christmas Jennie – O Roasted Turkey. See this and all the rest of the Recipe Selection, Tips, and Products on the Jennie – O Turkey website. http://www.jennieo.com/

 

 

 

Quinoa Stuffing with Sweet Potatoes, Apples & Hazelnuts
Potatoes and protein rich quinoa, mixed with your favorite fall flavors, over a delicious twist on classic stuffing.

 

Quinoa Stuffing with Sweet Potatoes, Apples & Hazelnuts

Ingredients
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
2 apples, peeled and chopped
1 large shallot, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups water
1 cup quinoa
½ cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted
½ cup dried cranberries
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
salt and black pepper, if desired

 
Directions
Heat oven to 400°F. On large, rimmed baking sheet toss sweet potatoes, apples, shallot and garlic with olive oil. Roast 20 to 30 minutes or until tender.
In large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat to low and simmer 17 to 20 minutes or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff with fork.

In large bowl, combine quinoa and roasted vegetables. Add toasted hazelnuts, dried cranberries, lemon juice, thyme, cinnamon, ginger, salt and pepper, if desired.

 
Nutritional InformationJennie O Make the Switch
Calories 240 Fat 8g
Protein 6g Cholesterol 0mg
Carbohydrates 39g Sodium 20mg
Fiber 4g Saturated Fat 1g
Sugars 1g

 
http://www.jennieo.com/recipes/895-Quinoa-Stuffing-with-Sweet-Potatoes-Apples-and-Hazelnuts

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Garlic Edamame

October 27, 2014 at 5:29 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday, PBS | 2 Comments
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It’s another “Meatless Monday” and this week’s Recipe of the Week is Garlic Edamame. A perfect side dish for your “Meatless Monday” entree. This one comes from the PBS website, which I lot of my recipes do. PBS has a fantastic selection of all types of recipes, so check it out when you can! http://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/

 

 

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Garlic Edamame
Recipe courtesy of Fresh Tastes
Garlic Edamame Recipe
This garlicky variation on classic Japanese edamame from Marc Matsumoto of the Fresh Tastes blog will leave you licking your fingers.

 

 

Ingredients
1 package frozen edamame (13 ounces)
1 tablespoon sesame oil
8 grams garlic, grated (about 1 large clove)
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt

 
Directions
In a bowl, whisk the sesame oil, grated garlic, and black pepper together.
Some edamame are precooked and can be heated in the microwave, others need to be boiled. Follow the directions on the package to reheat/cook your edamame.
Make sure your edamame is well drained and then dump them into the bowl with the garlic mixture and toss to coat evenly.
Sprinkle the salt over the edamame and toss again until the salt is evenly distributed.
Serve immediately.
Tips/Techniques
If you like your food spicy, try adding a squirt of your favorite Asian hot sauce to the garlic mixture before tossing it with the edamame.

 

 

http://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/garlic-edamame/

Perfect Picnic Side Dishes

July 13, 2014 at 5:37 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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If your looking for some Perfect Picnic Side Dishes, look no further! It’s all on the Diabetic Living On Line website!

 

 

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Perfect Picnic Side Dishes
Warm weather calls for outdoor picnics! Instead of heavy picnic food, bring one of these healthy picnic side dish ideas. Whether you’re looking for a diabetes-friendly picnic salad recipe or a lightened-up potato side dish, we have easy picnic recipes that will wow your friends and family.

 
Ranch Deviled Eggs
Give your traditional deviled eggs recipe a little variety by substituting roma tomatoes and jalapenos for some of the egg whites. We cut the filling with Greek yogurt and the remaining egg whites instead of mayonnaise for a leaner picnic appetizer….

 
Jicama Radish Slaw
Our healthier coleslaw recipe replaces the traditional fatty mayonnaise with a light rice vinegar and sesame oil dressing. The result is a colorful, low-carb picnic side dish with Asian-inspired flavor……

 
*Click the link below to get all the Perfect Picnic Side Dishes

 
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/side-dishes/perfect-picnic-side-dishes?sssdmh=dm17.745782&esrc=nwdlo070114

Low-Carb Diabetic Side-Dish Recipes

June 4, 2014 at 7:23 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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Healthy and low carb doesn’t mean it’s not delicious. To prove that, from the Diabetic Living On Line web site, its Low-Carb Diabetic Side-Dish Recipes.

 

 

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Low-Carb Diabetic Side-Dish Recipes
Eating low-carb just got easier thanks to our favorite side dishes, which have 20 grams of carb or less per serving. Enjoy these mouthwatering accompaniments with your favorite entrées as part of your diabetic diet.

 
Butternut Squash Quinoa Pilaf
Replace regular rice or potatoes with this quinoa pilaf and you’ll never miss them! The butternut squash adds richness, while the cloves of garlic pop the flavor without loads of butter or salt, so you can enjoy a 1/2-cup serving for just 19 grams of carb and 5 grams of fat…

 
Potato-Kale Salad
This light potato salad is not only low in carbs with just 15 grams per serving, it’s also low in calories, fat, and sodium. Packed with vitamins and flavor, this delicious potato salad can be enjoyed guilt-free!…

 
Scalloped Root Veggies
When the occasion calls for something a little more special than plain old potatoes, this companion dish is the perfect choice. Packed with vitamin C thanks to celery root and parsnips, this savory recipe is low in fat and calories and perfect for a comfort-food fix….

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Low-Carb Diabetic Side-Dish Recipes

 
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/side-dishes/low-carb-diabetic-side-dish-recipes?sssdmh=dm17.739652&

15 Stellar New Ideas for New Potatoes

April 25, 2014 at 5:51 AM | Posted in Delish | Leave a comment
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Some recipes for one of my favorite potatoes, the new potato. All from the Delish website.

 

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15 Stellar New Ideas for New Potatoes
New potatoes are one of spring’s greatest treats. These young, freshly-harvested potatoes have thin, delicate skins and are sweeter than their full-grown counterparts. Added to a salad or tossed with butter and fresh herbs, they make the perfect springtime side dish.

 

 
Salt-Baked New Potatoes

Coriander seeds, fennel seeds, and salt help flavor the crispy skin on these oven-baked potatoes…..

 

 
Crispy Potatoes with Spicy Tomato Sauce

This recipe is inspired by our love of the Spanish tapa Patatas Bravas — crispy bites of potatoes sometimes served with a spicy tomato sauce. If you’re not in the mood for a spicy sauce, just add a tiny pinch of crushed red pepper (or omit it altogether)….

 

 
New Potato Salad with Parsley and Mint Pesto

This potato salad gets a sophisticated kick from parsley and mint pesto, ricotta salata, and Kalamata olives; it’s warm, salty, and herbacious, the perfect spring side dish….

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the New Ideas for New Potatoes

 
http://www.delish.com/recipes/cooking-recipes/new-potatoes-recipes?src=nl&mag=del&list=nl_dnl_fot_non_042314_potato-recipes#sli

From Eating Well: Our Top 50 Recipes for Summer

June 21, 2013 at 8:57 AM | Posted in cooking | Leave a comment
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From the Eating Well web site it’s their Top 50 Recipes for Summer. I left the link at the bottom of the page, check it out!

 

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Full of the season’s best produce, our top 50 recipes for summer are perfect for picnics and potlucks.
Whether you’re making a side dish to share at a summer picnic or a no-fuss, easy dinner for a hot summer’s night, our top 50 recipes for summer are perfect recipes to make throughout the summer months. Our best recipes for summer feature lots of healthy fruits and vegetables, including tomatoes, corn, zucchini, blueberries, peaches and more. Try our Baked Parmesan Tomatoes for an easy side dish or Zucchini Rice Casserole for a crowd-pleasing dish to share. Download a Free Cookbook with Our Best Summer Recipes!

 

 

Baked Parmesan Tomatoes
A sprinkle of Parmesan and a drizzle of olive oil transform tomatoes into the perfect side dish. Or try sandwiching them between slices of your favorite whole-wheat country bread…

 

 

Zucchini Rice Casserole
We pack extra vegetables into this cheesy baked rice casserole. Plus we substitute brown rice for white, reduce the cheese by half and swap turkey sausage for pork sausage. If you’re bringing it to a potluck, plan to reheat it before serving…..

 

Get these and many more light recipes by clicking the link below.
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/our_top_50_recipes_for_summer?sssdmh=dm17.675463&utm_source=EWTWNL&esrc=nwewtw061813_Blinktop

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