Tag: Potatoes

Garlicky Mashed Potatoes

Garlicky Mashed Potatoes

Course: Side Dish
Servings: 4
Calories: 185kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup  butter
  • 1/4 cup 1% low fat milk

Instructions

  • Peel and slice the potatoes into small pieces. Double-boil to reduce potassium if you are on a low potassium diet. (see Notes.)
  • Boil potatoes and garlic over medium heat until soft.
  • Drain off cooking water.
  • Whip potatoes and garlic with beater, slowly adding butter and milk until whipped smooth.

Notes

  • Double the garlic for a stronger garlic flavor.
  • Potatoes are very high in potassium but you can remove part of the potassium by using one of these methods:
    • Double boil method: Peel and small dice potatoes. Place in a large pot of water and bring to a boil. Drain the water and add fresh water to the pot. Bring to a boil, cook for 10 minutes then drain and prepare as desired.
    • Leaching method:  Peel and dice potatoes. Place in a large pot of warm tap water and soak for 2 to 4 hours. Drain and cook as desired.
  • Leached potatoes can be blanched and frozen in batches. To blanch vegetables, add to boiling water for one minute, remove and rinse in cold water before freezing.
  • *Potassium content taken from reference values for double-boiling small peeled and diced potatoes.

Whipped Potatoes and Cauliflower

Whipped Potatoes and Cauliflower

Course: Side Dish
Servings: 5
Calories: 80kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup potatoes
  • 3 cups cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp margarine
  • 1/4 cup half & half
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Peel potato and cut into small cubes. Soak or double-boil to reduce potassium if you are on a low potassium diet (see helpful hints below). 
  • In a medium-size pot, boil cauliflower and potatoes for 25 minutes.  Drain and place in food processor or mixing bowl.
  • Add margarine, half & half and salt (optional).  Process or mix on high speed until smooth.  Serve hot. 

Notes

  • Potatoes are very high in potassium but you can remove part of the potassium by using one of these methods:
    • Double cook method: Peel and dice potatoes. Place in a large pot of water and bring to a boil. Drain the water and add fresh water to the pot. Bring to a boil, cook for 10 minutes then drain and set aside.
    • Leaching method:  Peel and dice potatoes. Place in a large pot of warm tap water and soak for 2 to 4 hours. Drain and set aside.
  • Skip step # 1 if you are not on a low potassium diet.
  • Omit salt if adding other sodium containing toppings such as gravy, salted butter, etc.  Sodium content per portion is 37 milligrams prepared without salt.
  • Frozen cauliflower can be substituted for fresh.
  • Freeze extra portions for later meal.  Reheat in microwave.