Thanks Marie! I love mashed potatoes!
Here is another one with potatoes:
This is a traditional Dutch recipe, very tasty, and very easy to make. Actually, this dish is said to be made first by the Dutch of the city of Leiden in 1572(!), when the Spanjards were besieging the city. The Dutch won, and the Spanjards fled the camp that was situated just outside the city walls. When the people of Leiden (famished after months of siege and starvation), got into the camp, the first thing they saw was big pots of this stuff, abandoned. Up to today, the city still celebrates this event every year on the 3rd of October, with this HUTSPOT, Herring, and whitebread!
Serves: about 6
Time to prepare: 15 min (+ let simmer 1 hour while you do other things)
Low fat, low cal
1 kilo (=about 2 lb) carrots
1 kilo onions
1 1/2 kilos (3 lb's) potatoes, peeled and cut into 4 if big
0% fat milk as much as needed (1 to 2 lb's) to make a puree
2 lb lean beef (optional)
Butter (optional, but if you put butter in, put it in at the very end, this will make the taste stronger so you need a lot less)
Low-cal gravy (from a packet)
salt (knorr powder), pepper, nutmeg
Take a BIG pan. Put all the ingredients in, except for the milk. Use only just enough water to cover (you have to make a puree out of it afterwards. Meat on top.
Bring to the boil and let simmer covered on a low fire for an hour or so. check the water, it must not completely damp out (but neither should it be a soup)
Take out the meat and put aside. Keep warm.
If there is a lot of water left, pour some out (but not all). Mash all ingredients until mash, but keep it a bit chunky. Add milk as required to make smooth. (Put butter in and let melt)
Put into deep plates, make a hole in the middle and serve with gravy and the meat.
This is a very rustic recipe but VERY nice!