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Wednesday, April 20, 2011
HEALTHIFIED MASHED POTATOES
Healthified Mashed Potatoes
lb unpeeled red or Yukon gold potatoes (about 8 medium), cut into 1-inch pieces
tablespoon olive oil
to 2/3 cup buttermilk
Freshly ground black pepper
tablespoons chopped fresh chives, if desired
1In 3-quart saucepan, place potatoes; add just enough water to cover. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender; drain.
2In same saucepan, mash potatoes, oil and salt with potato masher just until lumpy. Gradually add buttermilk, mashing until blended but still lumpy. (Amount of buttermilk needed to make potatoes creamy depends on variety of potatoes used.) Season to taste with pepper. Stir in chives.
By replacing high-fat ingredients found in traditional mashed potatoes with great-tasting alternatives, this version is better for you but just as yummy.
Remember to keep those peels on for added nutrients, like iron and vitamin C.