Leek & Potato Mash Recipe
Really tasty mash, worth the little bit extra effort.
- Peel potatoes, put in pot with lots of water, bring to a boil, then when it starts to boil reduce heat, cover, and let simmer for 15 minutes.
- Trim the leeks and slice thinly. Wash to get all dirt off. Melt butter in a frying pan on low heat. Cook leeks in the frying pan for about 20 minutes, until they are soft.
- Heat the milk just to the boil in the microwave or in a small saucepan then remove from heat.
- Drain the potatoes when they are tender, and put them back in the pot and return to the simmer heat for just a minute to let them dry a bit. Then mash them, pouring in the warm milk. Add leeks, salt and pepper to taste, and serve piping hot.
You can use semi-skimmed (1 %) milk instead of a heavy milk and it turns out just fine. You can also cut back a bit on the butter as people will always dollop more on at the table if they want more.
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