Eating is a necessity. However, we choose what to eat. The choices we make reveal a great deal about us. The food you eat can tell quite a bit about your heritage, your family, your fears, your sense of adventure, your attitude toward yourself and others, and a myriad of other personal tidbits to anyone paying attention. Everything about eating is a glimpse into your soul.

I hope to reveal a little bit about myself to you through my food. I enjoy cooking. I enjoy eating. I find pleasure in bringing pleasure to others. I hope that by sharing my recipes I bring you a little bit of joy.

Cook my food. Feed it to the people you love.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Feta Mashed Potatoes

Try my surprising twist on an old favorite

Servings: 4-6
Time:  Prep: 20 minutes;   Rest:  5 minutes, Cooking:  30 minutes
Hardware:  A measuring cup, cutting board and knife, a large pot, a fork, a small saucepan, a colander, a mixer, a serving bowl
  • 1 ½ pounds red potatoes
  • 1 medium sweet onion
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces CRUMBLED feta cheese
  • S& P to taste
  1. Wash and dice the potatoes.  Try to make sure all the potatoes are cut to about the same size to ensure that they cook evenly.
  2. Peel and quarter the onion.  Remove the hard stem part and separate the layers.
  3. Place the potatoes in the large pot, add the salt, and cover them with water. Bring them to a boil over medium-high.
  4. When the water is boiling add the onions.
  5. Boil until the potatoes are done.  Check the biggest pieces with a fork.  They should fall apart when poked.  This should take about 25 minutes.
  6. While the potatoes are cooking, heat the cream and the feta in the saucepan over medium heat until the cream is just simmering. Do not boil.  Remove from the heat and set aside.
    • Note:  The feta will not melt.  That is why it is important to use crumbled feta.
  7. Drain the potatoes and onions.
  8. Put the veggies and the cream mixture into your stand mixer or a bowl.
  9. Mix to mash the potatoes and onions.
  10. Let the potatoes stand for 5 minutes to thicken.
  11. Salt and pepper to taste, stir, then serve.

These go great with lamb.

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