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Old 03-09-2005, 05:15 PM   #1
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Savory Mashed Root Vegetables

3 pounds assorted root vegetables, such as carrots, parsnips, turnips, and rutabaga, coarsely
4 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 handful fresh thyme sprigs
1 handful fresh rosemary sprigs
2 bay leaves
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 bunch fresh chives, chopped
Extra-virgin olive oil

Place all the vegetables and garlic in a large pot and fill with cool water to cover; season with a teaspoon of salt. Bring to boil over medium heat and simmer for about 30 minutes, until the vegetables are very tender.

While the vegetables are cooking, combine the heavy cream, butter, and herbs in a pot and heat over low flame to melt the butter and infuse the herb flavor into the cream do not allow to boil. Shut off the heat, cover, and let steep until needed. When ready to use, remove the herb stems and the bay leaves. Drain vegetables and put them into a large mixing bowl. Mash with a potato masher. Stir in the warm cream mixture and mix until the liquid is absorbed and the vegetables are smooth; season with salt and pepper. Put the mashed root vegetables in a serving bowl, garnish with chopped chives and drizzle with a healthy dose of olive oil.



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Old 03-10-2005, 02:43 PM   #2
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This sounds really good, elf--thanks!

I have to laugh though. When I read the subject I thought how good and healthy it would be for me--two cups of heavy cream, a stick of butter, and a healthy drizzle of olive oil later it still sounds good, just not quite as healthy!

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Old 03-10-2005, 02:50 PM   #3
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kitchennisse, are you sure you are not Norwegian????? I grew up with potatoes and rutabegas mashed together, very common, also the parsnips. Excellent taste to them.
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