Potato-Turnip Mash with Crispy Fried Shallots

November 2011
Potato-Turnip Mash with Crispy Fried Shallots

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Makes: 8 servings

Prep: 20 mins

Cook: 25 mins

Ingredients
  • 3 pounds boiling potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 pound turnips, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup EVOO
  • 4 large shallots, thinly sliced (1 cup)
  • Salt and pepper
Directions
  1. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, combine the potatoes and turnips. Cover; cook until tender, 15 minutes. Drain; reserve 1 cup cooking liquid.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat the EVOO over medium heat. Working in batches, add the shallots; cook until crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Strain the cooking oil and reserve.
  3. Mash the veggies with the reserved cooking liquid and 5 tbsp. of the shallot oil. Season with 1 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Spoon into a serving bowl; top with the fried shallots.
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