Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Buttermilk mash

If I ask our oldest daughter: what would you like for dinner? She most definitely will say: buttermilk mash! It's an old dish and not many people know what it is. But it's oh so good and at the same time oh so bad for you, since it has a lot of real butter in it. Every once in a while, we give in and we have buttermilk mash.

What do we need:
  • potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • unsalted real butter
  • nutmeg
  • pepper and salt
  • buttermilk
What do we do:
  • Boil the potatoes in a fair amount of salted water. Drain them and let the steam come off.
  • Melt the butter in the pot you cooked the potatoes in. Let the butter brown, but make sure it doesn't burn. You want hazelnut butter.
  • Season the butter with freshly ground nutmeg, pepper and salt.
  • Pour the buttermilk in the pot and turn on the heat.
  • Use a potato ricer to mash the potatoes into the pot, on top of the buttermilk.
  • Stir it up and serve!
Buttermilk mash is not as stiff as common mashed potatoes. You want them runnier. Some like to eat it when it has the consistency of porridge. It is just so amazingly good! Serve with poached eggs and your choice of vegetables (dandelion salad, green beans, mushrooms, spinach,..).

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