oftt

Porcini Mashed Potatoes

Print Email

(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
Salt
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)

 

restaurant news

Word of Mouth: San Gabriel’s Chung King
Southern California
by David Latt

chungkingextFinding a great restaurant isn’t easy. I read hundreds of reviews and clip the best ones but they usually just languish in a file. I would never have gone to Chung King but for Jonas Goodman....

Read more...
Coupa Cafe
Los Angeles
by Carolan Nathan

coupa-cafe-icon-logo.jpgShakespeare once wrote, “a place for all reasons and all seasons” and those words are a great intro to Coupa Café, a lively restaurant and wine bar situated on North Canon Drive in Beverly Hills....

Read more...
Charlie's, Malibu
Los Angeles
by Jo Stougaard

charlies2.jpgI’m always dragging my friend Laur with me to try out new restaurants. From casual gastropubs up the street like Laurel Tavern, to “modern (molecular) cooking” at The Bazaar across town. She’s...

Read more...
My New Vegas Crush
Las Vegas
by Lisa Dinsmore

crushglassesSo, I found myself in Vegas again and this time I was determined to find a hang out spot to call my own. As a devoted oenophile this was going to be a challenge. You’d think it would be easy to...

Read more...