Mashed potatoes recipe

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Leek and Mashed Potato Soufflé Recipe

 

Leek and Mashed Potato Soufflé Recipe
 
Serves: 4
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This is another much-loved recipe that yields excellent results. This dish could easily be made with just few handy ingredients. The great combination of leek and potatoes is the highlight of this dish. The richness and starchiness of potatoes and the subtle sweetness of the leek is a great match to produce a yummy and healthy dish. Leeks, like garlic and onions, contain many of the same beneficial nutrients found in these health promoting spices. Leeks are known to contain high amounts of flavonoids and sulfur-containing nutrients that in turn, protect our blood vessels from damage and help them dilate and relax. The preparation of leeks is just like how you prepare onions and garlic. It is recommended to cut them thinly and letting them stand for 5 minutes before sautéing to enhance their health-promoting qualities. It is also healthier to sauté leeks in olive oil and a little cream, allowing them to simmer until tender. This recipe is quite easy, although the time it takes is a bit prolonged; the results are definitely worth the wait. Simply follow these simple steps.
Ingredients
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 leek, cleaned and sliced (180 g)
  • 1½ cups hot water (360 ml)
  • ½ teaspoon salt (2.5 g)
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat milk (30 ml)
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan filled with enough water to cover, submerge potatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until tender for about 10 minutes.
  2. Drain the cooked potatoes, reserving ¼ cup of the cooking liquid and then set aside.
  3. In a medium nonstick skillet sprayed with nonstick spray and set over medium heat, sauté or cook the leek in hot water, and then add salt and pepper.
  4. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally and adding more hot water, if needed, until the leek is tender and the liquid has entirely evaporated.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, mash the potatoes with a potato masher or electric mixer. Stir in milk and gradually add the reserved cooking liquid, one tablespoon at a time, until the potatoes are smooth and fluffy.
  6. Add the cooked leak into mashed potato mixture.
  7. Spray a 1 quart soufflé or baking dish with nonstick spray, and then transfer the potato mixture into the dish.
  8. Cover and set aside until ready to bake. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  9. Bake the potato mixture, uncovered, until the top is golden, for about 30 minutes.
Notes
Serve leek and mashed potato soufflé with roasted chicken and a green salad






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Healthy Leek and Potato Soup Recipe

 

Healthy Leek and Potato Soup Recipe
 
Serves: 4
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Leeks have similar nutritional benefits as onions and garlic. They provide a good source of fiber, folic acid, vitamins B6 and C, manganese, and iron. Studies have shown that leeks, just as onions and garlic, can improve the immune system, lower bad cholesterol levels, and fight cancer. That is why this wonder-vegetable has been a good addition to delicacies such as soup. This leek and potato soup is a really healthy and enticing food that would surely surprise your children due to its delightfully mouthwatering taste. This would not only improve your health, but would give you a wonderful satisfaction as well.
Ingredients
  • 2 tsp canola oil (10 ml)
  • 2 medium shallots, minced
  • 3 medium leeks, sliced, white and light green parts only
  • 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1-inch pieces (450 g)
  • 1 cup fat-free, reduced sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth (225 ml)
  • 1⅔ cups fat free milk (375 ml)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large, deep skillet or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat; stir in the shallots, leeks and potatoes, and cook over low-medium heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Pour in chicken or vegetable broth and milk; simmer half covered over medium heat for 30 more minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
  3. Move the vegetables and some of the liquid to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and even. Add more of the remaining liquid until desired consistency.
  4. Serve in individual bowls and season with black pepper and chopped chives or fresh parsley.
  5. Enjoy!


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Best Leek and Potato Soup Recipe

 

Best Leek and Potato Soup Recipe
 
Serves: 6
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There is nothing more scrumptious than a healthy fresh soup with leek and potatoes. This soup would not only improve your lifestyle but would also satisfy your deserving tummy. Taste the deliciously steamy potatoes with a luscious twist of fresh leek combined with spices that would make this soup perfect for dinner! Both husband and children would surely double their helpings of this delightfully tasty soup. The creamy butter made the soup much more velvety and flavorful with the onion and garlic sautéed together you just can’t resist the tempting fragrance. Now, here’s how to make this appetizing healthy soup.
Ingredients
  • 35 g butter
  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 600 g potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 canned evaporated milk (375 ml)
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter and sauté leeks, onion and garlic altogether for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Add the potatoes and cook for five minutes or until it is tender.
  3. Add the chicken stock and simmer without the cover until the potatoes are cooked well enough
  4. Puree mixture.
  5. Return to heat and add milk, salt, and pepper.
  6. Let it boil for a couple of minutes until it is ready to serve.
  7. Serve warm and enjoy!


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Mashed Potato Pancake Recipe

Making mashed potato pancakes is extremely easy. In fact, it is so easy that it is a great recipe for you to make with young children or for a quick breakfast or dinner meal. Since the pancakes include potatoes they are full of good healthy ingredients that are sure to fill your family while keeping them lean and healthy. Mashed potato pancakes are the perfect treat for a cold snowy day or a wet rainy day. They are a classic souther treat but are becoming increasingly popular up north and out west and the word has begun to travel about the delicacy that exists in a mashed potato pancake. (more…)


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Mashed Potato Soup Recipe

This potato soup recipe is extremely easy to make. It is so easy to make in fact that you can even use a blender or a food processor to do most of the work. Almost all of the ingredients are common items that most cooks already have in their kitchens and the culinary skills needed to make this soup are success are minimal. If you can flip a switch on a blender and stir a pot of potatoes then you can make this soup! This recipe is very unique because it allows you to take left over mashed potatoes and re purpose them into delicious potato soup. Throw in in a few special ingredients and you have a new favorite dish for your family. In fact, this dish is already a family favorite among many families in the south and it is growing increasingly popular as a comfort food item in colder northern states. (more…)


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