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, peel and cube
  • 4 medium shallots, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • green onion (green part only)  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-6-300x200Bring a big pot of water to a boil.  Season generously with salt.

Add potatoes and cook for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.  Strain potaotes and set aside.

mashpotatoes-8-300x200While the potatoes are cooking, melt butter in a frying pan.

Fry shallots until golden brown.  Set aside.

mashpotatoes-10-300x200Coarsely mash the potatoes with a potato masher.  Add sour cream and continue to mash the potatoes.
mashpotatoes-9-300x200Add milk a little at a time and continue to mash the potatoes until your preferred creamy consistency.
mashpotatoes-11-300x200Add fried shallot, chopped garlic and Parmesan cheese if preferred.
mashpotatoes-12-300x200Season 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

    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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