Porcini Mashed Potatoes

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(a delicious version of mashed potatoes – different from american ones cause you heat the milk and saute the mushrooms....)

2 ounces dried porcini mushrooms
8 – 12 red organic potatoes (skins left on)
3 tbs butter
3 garlic cloves, peeled and lightly crushed
3 (quarters) cup of milk
Fresh ground pepper

Soak dried porcini in a small bowl of water for about fifteen minutes.

Quarter potatoes and boil in a pot for about 30 minutes.

Drain porcini, reserving soaking liquid in a bowl.  Squeeze excess water from porcini, rinse, squeeze again and chop into small pieces.

Melt butter in a small frying pan with the garlic cloves add porcini and reserved porcini liquid, salt and pepper.  Cook until almost all liquid is evaporated.

Heat milk in a small saucepan but don’t boil!

Mash potatoes.  Remove garlic and discard, then stir porcini into potatoes.  Add the milk a little at a time, but quickly so does the potatoes don’t cool down too much.

Add a little salt to taste.  And depending on your mood, a little fresh chopped rosemary or parsley. 


(adapted from Guiliano Hazan)

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