Thursday, 22 January 2015

Mashed Potatoes

I don't know about you, but as as a student mashed potatoes are on the menu wayyy to often. I get sick of them fast. This is a cheap way to liven up your mash.
Feel free to make this vegan.

Serves one:

  • Potato - 1 large
  • 1 peel of lemon zest. - see here for a tip.
  • Rosemary 1 small fresh sprig or about 1/2 a tsp dried - depends how much you like it.
  • 1 piece of stale bread
  • 1/3 garlic clove
  • teaspoon of oil
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Chop potatoes into 1.5cm cubes and place in boiling water. 
  2. Meanwhile if your bread is stale enough or just not stale pop in the oven and grill until golden brown on both sides.
  3. When you can stab the potatoes and the knife enters easily then they are cooked. Drain them and leave them in the pot - this will remove excess water and keep them warm till serving. 
  4. Add 1 teaspoon of butter to the potatoes and mash continue to milk until potatoes are combined.
  5. Turn grill onto high.
  6. Combine bread, lemon zest and rosemary in blender or whatever you have (I have a bullet). Blend until combined and then add oil. 
  7. Place mashed potatoes on oven proof dish. - If I think my plate will survive then I just chuck it on that. 
  8. Cover potatoes with bread crumbs and place in the oven. It's done when crumb is crispy.