My husband believes there is no such thing as bad potato meal. He does not mind having a potato dish every night. The challenge for me is how to make great mashed potatoes and how to keep the potato recipes interesting. This one of dishes that made him prepose again which he tends to do every time he loves a dish.
Mashed Potato with Caramelized Onion and Basil Sauceserves 43 Medium russet potatoes1/8 teaspoon turmeric5 cloves garlic1/2 teaspoon grated fresh gingerzest of one lemon1/2 cup olive oil1/4 cup chopped fresh basil1 onion julienne1 tablespoon hot chili saucesea salt to taste-Peel the potatoes and place in heavy pot and cover with water. Add the turmeric and sea salt and bring to a boil. Boil until the potatoes are cooked but not falling apart.-Heat half of the olive oil in frying pan. Sprinkle the onion with dash of salt and place in the hot oil and cook until the onion are caramelized but not burned. Remove from the heat and with a slotted spoon remove the caramelized onions and place the on dish lined with paper towel. Set aside.-Place 3 clove of garlic, the fresh basil, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and salt in a food processor and puree into smooth paste. Set aside.-Place the rest of the garlic in a bowl with little salt and mash it to smooth paste. Add the cooked potatoes, the ginger, the rest of the olive oil and salt. Mash and mix until the potatoes are smooth. Add little of the cooking liquid if you need to.-Spoon the mashed potatoes into serving dish. Sprinkle with the caramelized onions, drizzle with the basil sauce and dote with the hot sauce.This mashed potato recipe looks great, smell better and tastes amazing. Try it and see if you agree with my husband.