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Creamy Garlic and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Garlic and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

by Pam on December 9, 2013

I found this Alton Brown recipe on the Food Network[1] and couldn’t wait to make them. We love mashed potatoes in my house and I am always looking for new ways to make them. I adapted this recipe to work with what I had on hand and they turned out delicious. Even my daughter, who swears she doesn’t like cheese, loved these potatoes. Of course, I didn’t tell her there was Parmesan in them until after she gobbled up her portion. These potatoes were creamy, flavorful, and super delicious.

Peel the potatoes and cut them into like sized chunks. Place them in a pot of salted water and boil until fork tender, about 15-18 minutes.

While the potatoes are cooking, simmer the milk, butter, and garlic together in a small saucepan, making sure to NOT let it boil. Side Note: This is an important step because it will poach the garlic which will make the garlic flavor more subtle instead of  it being raw and overpowering the potatoes. 

Once the potatoes are fork tender. Drain them in a strainer well. Place the potatoes back in the pot and add the warmed milk and garlic mixture then mash using a hand masher. Add the Parmesan and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; Continue to mash until well combined. Taste and re-season if needed. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



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Creamy Garlic and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes




Yield: 6

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 20 min.

Total Time: 30 min.



Ingredients:

4 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into same size chunks
1/2 cup of 2% milk
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tbsp butter
2-3 tbsp Parmesan cheese, finely grated
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Peel the potatoes and cut them into like sized chunks. Place them in a pot of salted water and boil until fork tender, about 15-18 minutes.

While the potatoes are cooking, simmer the milk, butter, and garlic together in a small saucepan, making sure to NOT let it boil. Side Note: This is an important step because it will poach the garlic which will make the garlic flavor more subtle instead of it being raw and overpowering the potatoes.

Once the potatoes are fork tender. Drain them in a strainer well. Place the potatoes back in the pot and add the warmed milk and garlic mixture then mash using a hand masher. Add the Parmesan and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; Continue to mash until well combined. Taste and re-season if needed. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Alton Brown

References

  1. ^ Food Network (www.foodnetwork.com)
  2. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Vegetable Lo Mein

Vegetable Lo Mein

by Pam on October 31, 2012

I found this recipe on MyRecipes[1] and thought it would pair perfectly with the Orange-Ginger Shrimp Skewers[2] and the Garlicky Green Beans[3].  It was easy to make and a great way to use up the extra veggies I had in the refrigerator.  I used whole wheat spaghetti instead of Chinese egg noodles so this dish would be a bit healthier and I really loved the nutty flavor the noodles gave to the dish.  My children, on the other hand, said they liked the dish but they didn’t like the noodles as much as the noodles their favorite Chinese restaurant used.  I told them that they were MUCH healthier than the other noodles but they didn’t seem to care about the health benefits – weird.  Anyway, I loved this side dish and thought it went really well with the rest of the meal.

Cook noodles in salted water per instructions.  Drain and mix with the sesame oil.  Combine the hoisin and soy sauce together in a small bowl then set aside.

Heat 1/2 tbsp into a large skillet over medium high heat.  Add the mushrooms, carrot, bell pepper, red onion, and green onion, and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 2-4 minutes.  Add the ginger and garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.  Remove from the skillet into a bowl and set aside.

Add the other 1/2 tablespoon of canola oil to the skillet and add the noodles.  Cook, stirring often, for 3-5 minutes or until light brown.  Pour the hoisin  mixture onto the noodles followed by the veggies, sprouts, and half  of the cilantro.  Stir until evenly coated and well combined.  Pour into the serving dish and sprinkle with the remaining cilantro.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy. 

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Vegetable Lo Mein




Yield: 4

Prep Time: 15 min.

Cook Time: 20 min.

Total Time: 35 min.



Ingredients:

8 oz Whole wheat spaghetti noodles, cooked per instructions
1/2 tsp sesame oil
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp canola oil (divided)
1 cup of mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup of shredded carrots
1/2 cup of baby bell peppers, sliced
1/4 red onion, sliced
2 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup of mung-bean sprouts
1/2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped (divided)

Directions:

Cook noodles in salted water per instructions. Drain and mix with the sesame oil. Combine the hoisin and soy sauce together in a small bowl then set aside.

Heat 1/2 tbsp into a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the mushrooms, carrot, bell pepper, red onion, and green onion, and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 2-4 minutes. Add the ginger and garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from the skillet into a bowl and set aside.

Add the other 1/2 tablespoon of canola oil to the skillet and add the noodles. Cook, stirring often, for 3-5 minutes or until light brown. Pour the hoisin mixture onto the noodles followed by the veggies, sprouts, and half of the cilantro. Stir until evenly coated and well combined. Pour into the serving dish and sprinkle with the remaining cilantro. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking
Original recipe by MyRecipes

References

  1. ^ MyRecipes (www.myrecipes.com)
  2. ^ Orange-Ginger Shrimp Skewers (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Garlicky Green Beans (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  4. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Green Beans with Bacon Vinaigrette

Green Beans with Bacon Vinaigrette

by Pam on November 18, 2013

I found this recipe on Real Simple[1] and thought it would make an excellent addition to our early Thanksgiving meal that I made on Sunday. I loved the tangy flavor of the vinaigrette with the crisp-tender green beans. They paired nicely with the rest of the meal and everybody said they were tasty.

Bring a pot of water to a boil and season with sea salt. Add the green beans and cook until just crisp-tender, 2-3 minutes. Drain and plunge into a bowl of ice water to cool and preserve the bright green color of the beans; transfer to a bowl.

Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp, 3-4 minutes; transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Let cool, then break into pieces.

Discard all but 1 tbsp of the bacon drippings from the skillet and return to medium heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in the vinegar, mustard, oil, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Add the green beans back to the pan and toss to coat evenly and re-heat the green beans. Pour into serving bowl. Enjoy.



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Green Beans with Bacon Vinaigrette




Yield: 8

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 10 min.



Ingredients:

3/4 lb green beans, trimmed
3 slices bacon
1 shallots, sliced
1 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp whole-grain mustard
1 tbsp olive oil

Directions:

Bring a pot of water to a boil and season with sea salt. Add the green beans and cook until just crisp-tender, 2-3 minutes. Drain and plunge into a bowl of ice water to cool and preserve the bright green color of the beans; transfer to a bowl.

Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp, 3-4 minutes; transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Let cool, then break into pieces.

Discard all but 1 tbsp of the bacon drippings from the skillet and return to medium heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in the vinegar, mustard, oil, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Add the green beans back to the pan and toss to coat evenly and re-heat the green beans. Pour into serving bowl. Enjoy.



Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Real Simple

References

  1. ^ Real Simple (www.realsimple.com)
  2. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

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