Potato-Turnip Mash with Crispy Fried Shallots

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Potato-Turnip Mash with Crispy Fried Shallots
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  • 8Servings

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

Preparation

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.

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.

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.