June 03, 2009 | | Comments 1

Mash Potatoes

Minoo made Mash Potatoes as a side to go along with the Cheesy Fish and Spinach Casserole. Everyone has their own way of flavouring Mash Potatoes and Minoo’s recipe is flavoured with shallots and garlic.


Minoo’s Mash Potatoes is creamy and fragrant and a little garlicky.  It is garnished with green onions.  You may substitute the garnish with chives instead.  This recipe serves 6.


  • 6 medium potatoes
  • 4 medium shallots, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • green onion or chives, chopped for garnishing
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter or oil
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • milk



mashpotatoes-3Wash, peel and cube the potatoes.
mashpotatoes-4Finely chopped the shallots, garlic and green onions (green part only).
mashpotatoes-5Bring a big pot of water to a boil.  Season generously with salt.
mashpotatoes-6Add potatoes and cook for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.  Strain potaotes and set aside.
mashpotatoes-7While the potatoes are cooking, melt butter in a frying pan.
mashpotatoes-8Fry shallots until golden brown.  Set aside.
mashpotatoes-10Coarsely mash the potatoes with a potato masher.  Add sour cream and continue to mash the potatoes.
mashpotatoes-9Add milk a little at a time and continue to mash the potatoes until your preferred creamy consistency.
mashpotatoes-11Add fried shallot, chopped garlic and Parmesan cheese if preferred.
mashpotatoes-12Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste.  Garnish with chopped green onion before serving.

Minoo, thank you for sharing your favourite mash potatoes recipe.

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  1. etranger says:

    One thing I have been doing to make mashed potatoes more nutritious is to steam the cut potatoes. The mashed potatoes taste the same, but more vitamins are preserved.

    If I do boil potatoes, I save the water for soup. I freeze chicken wing tips and backs as I get them, and throw them in the water with carrots, celery tops and onion to simmer for an hour or so. Have to add chicken feet if you want yellow soup, though! (or turmeric powder…)

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