Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

I take a number of cooking magazines.  My husband was looking through my new Cooking Light magazine and said " I want this whole plate!" It was recipes for grilled pork chops and these Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes and broccoli with lemon zest.  I made them tonight and the pork chops were OK, but the potatoes were AMAZING!  Wow - the flavor was SO good.  Caramelized onions have such a totally different flavor than regular onions.  I highly recommend this as a wonderful and refreshingly different side dish.

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes
From Cooking Light Magazine

2 tsp olive oil
1 1/2 c chopped onion
1 1/2 lbs chopped peeled baking potatoes
1/2 c fat-free buttermilk (I could only find low-fat)
2 TBSP butter
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add onion and cook over medium-high heat, saute 15  minutes or until golden. 

Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water and bring to a boil.  Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until tender.  Drain.

Into the potatoes, add the buttermilk, butter, salt and pepper.  Mash with a potato masher.  Stir in the caramelized onion.  Yield: 4 servings.


Rach, Mike and Allie said...

These sound right up our ally! I am going to have to try these this week!

Jenny said...

Mmmmmm....Jake would LOVE these! Thanks for discovering new recipes!

carrie said...

I can't wait to make this recipe. I wanted to tell you how much I love reading your blog and trying your amazing recipes. I have made so many of them and I've loved every single one. :o) I am a friend of Jessica Smith's...and she told me about your blog so long ago. I told her over Thanksgiving how much I loved it...and she told me to make sure I let you know. THANK YOU for sharing your love of cooking with the rest of us. Your recipes are not only delicious...but they're fun to make.

Judy and KC said...

Carrie - you just made my day! How sweet of you to let me know that you have tried and enjoyed some of these recipes. That makes me SO very happy! -Judy

Haypri said...

We just had these for dinner with the oven ribs and buttermilk biscuits. Yummy!

Tiffany said...

I love mashed potatoes in any and every form! I am so excited to try this, thanks!

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