Mash potatoes is always a delight especially with a crunch. Healthy Buttery Creamy Herb Mash Potatoes with celery is a success in our home. One of my son’s favorite dish is mash potatoes. At a young age, when I would boil him simple potatoes, he would always ask me to mash them with a fork. This is one way to eat mash potatoes. I always though they were too dry, so I would pour some of the sauce from the sauteed meat or veggies over them.
I have noticed that sour cream and heavy cream are added to most mash potato recipes to make it creamier. I must say, I’ve never heard of this before. The most I can do, is add yogurt to the potatoes. What I do add is an egg to my recipe and it is as creamy and delicious as other recipes without the egg.
When I prepare my mash potatoes I boil them in salted water. Once it’s boiling I add in the potatoes, an onion, a crushed garlic, bay leaf and I drizzle with olive oil. These 4 ingredients give the potatoes so much more flavor. When, the potatoes are tender I mash the potatoes, onion and garlic together with a hand mixer.
The hand mixer, miracle worker, allows the potatoes to become creamy and smooth. In the meantime, while the potatoes are still hot, I’ve added to the mixture, the butter, milk and the raw egg. To melt the butter and to cook the raw egg, I continue blending the mixture over low heat until the potatoes are creamy and smooth.
In this dish, our personal touch would be the celery. Before serving the mash potatoes, you can add the sliced celery and a few herbs. The celery is totally optional. If I have it in my fridge, I will add it to my mash potatoes. It just gives freshness and a delightful crunch to the dish. I would recommend trying this recipe with celery, if it’s something your children love.
I would totally recommend a hand mixer to successfully make this recipe, it’s an amazing tool to have in the kitchen!
Buttery Creamy Herb mash Potatoes
Mash potatoes is always a delight especially with a crunch. Healthy mash potatoes with celery and herbs.
- 2 pounds potatoes, unpeeled, washed and cut
- 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped in 4
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 1 bay leaf
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 3 celery stalk, sliced into half moons
- 1/2 tsp dried basil and oregano
- Step 1 In a 3.2 qt saucepan bring water to a boil, on medium heat. Add in the cut potatoes, the onion, the olive oil, garlic, bay leaf, salt and ground pepper, to taste. Boil potatoes until they are fork tender.
- Step 2 Meanwhile prepare the celery stalk by slicing them into half moons and set aside.
- Step 3 Drain the water from the potatoes and mash the potatoes using a hand mixer.
- Step 4 while mashing the potatoes add the butter, milk and the raw egg, continue blending the potatoes on low heat until all is combined and creamy.
- Step 5 Remove from heat. Using a wooden spoon, fold in the celery and the dry herbs.
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