Friday, March 6, 2020

Low Fat Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Vegan Buttermilk


You probably think I'm obsessed with potato recipes... and maybe you would be right.  I love spuds.  I reallly love garlic mashed spuds.

The potato has so much going for it and has been so misrepresented as a fattening, 'bad' junk food.  Wrong!

The potato is root vegetable which means that it has great accessible amounts of starchy energy, and lots of other wonderful nutrients: Vitamin C, fibre and potassium, being three.  The scare about the potato being fattening comes from the way some potatoes are prepared (deep-fried) and/or the smotherings we sometimes introduce: dairy cream, sour cream, butter, cheese, bacon, even mayonnaise.  There are the sources of your "fattening".  Good News: Potatoes are delicious with much less fattening accompaniment, and much healthier if you kick the fat down and take out the cholesterol (animal products).  Much kinder to the animals and the planet.

A 7-ounce serving of a side of these luscious garlicky potatoes is about 150 calories. 

LOW FAT GARLIC MASHED POTATOES WITH VEGAN BUTTERMILK  (serves 6-8)

INGREDIENTS:

Vegan Buttermilk:

Stir together 1 C. of soy milk (or other non-dairy milk) and 1 T. Apple Cider Vinegar or fresh-squeezed Lemon Juice.  Set aside.  You could also use a 1/4 of a block of organic tofu, blend with enough water to make a cupful, and add in the 1 T. vinegar or lemon juice. 

Garlic Potatoes:

8 C. peeled and diced potatoes
4-6 cloves garlic, chopped
8-10 C. water
1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1 C. warmed vegan buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
Chopped parsley or chives (optional, as garnish)

METHOD:

Instant Pot: Put potatoes, garlic, water and salt in IP and cover with water.  Set for about 20 minutes on Steam.

Covered Pot on stove: Bring potatoes, garlic, salt and water to boil on high heat.  Reduce the heat and let simmer for about 10 minutes until potatoes are tender.

Drain the potatoes and put in a bowl.  Mash with the cup of vegan buttermilk.  Stir in the pepper and add the garnish just before serving.  Piping hot is best!


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