Caramelised Shallot Mash

Caramelised Shallot Mash

A delicious take on a classic.

Spice up your traditional Christmas dinner with this low-fat, but creamy and delicious mash.


Ingredients

50g butter
125g shallots
(about 6), thinly sliced
2 thyme sprigs
½ tsp. caster sugar
2kg Maris Piper potato
peeled and quartered
200ml milk

Method

  1. Heat a large frying pan. Melt a knob of the butter and add the shallots and thyme sprigs. Cook over a low heat for 20 mins, stirring occasionally, until soft and golden. Add the sugar and cook 5-10 mins more until light brown.
  2. Meanwhile, boil the potatoes for 15 mins or until soft. Gently heat the milk and remaining butter in a small pan, just until boiling, then drain the potatoes well and return to the cooking pan. Mash until smooth, then stir in the warm buttery milk and season well. Tip most of the shallots into the mash, discarding the thyme stalks and mix in. Top with the leftover shallots

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