Mashed Potatoes with Leeks
Prep Time: 1 Hour
Yields: 4 Servings
Leeks are mild and sweet vegetables that have a more subtle flavor
than their other onion relatives. The addition of leeks to the classic
mashed potatoes gives the dish a unique taste. Use green onions
if leeks are unavailable in your market. The potatoes are pictured
at right with beef and pork bourguignon.
- 5 medium potatoes, peeled and largely diced
- 2 medium leeks, thinly sliced (white and pale parts only)
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- ¼ pound butter
- ½ cup fresh cream
- salt and white pepper to taste
Put potatoes in a large pot, season well with salt and white pepper.
Cover potatoes with 1-inch water and boil until tender. While potatoes
are boiling, wash leeks in running water then drain in a colander.
In a saucepan, melt butter then add leeks and garlic. Cook 3-5 minutes
or until wilted. When potatoes are done, drain and place them along
with leek mixture in a large bowl. Add cream and mash well. Adjust
seasonings if necessary. Serve hot.