Mashed Potatoes

 
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Mashed Potatoes
(Printable Recipe)
Serves 4 | Calories 322 | Fat 21g | Protein 5g
Carbs 35g | Sugar 28g | Sodium 167mg

Recipe

700-800g | 1.5 lb Starchy Potatoes
100g | 1/2 Cup Butter
60ml | 1/4 Cup Warm Milk
Salt + Pepper

Directions
Clean the potatoes and use a vegetable peeler to remove the skin. Cut the potatoes up into small cubes and place into a saucepan. Fill with cold water and place over medium-high heat to bring to the boil. Boil the potatoes for 20-30 minutes or until very tender and nearly falling apart. Drain the water using a colander and place the potatoes back into the saucepan. Keep on the heat until there is no longer large amounts of steam. Remove from the heat and start to mash the potatoes using a potato masher. Season with salt and pepper and gradually start adding the butter in small amounts. Make sure the butter is at room temperature so it doesn’t bring down the temperature of the potatoes. Once all of the butter has been incorporated start to add the warm milk in small amounts until you are happy with the consistency. You may not need to use all of the milk. Check for seasoning and serve.

Equipment

Carina xx


Macaroni and Cheese

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Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
(Printable Recipe)
Serves 6 | Calories 294 | Fat 22g | Protein 14g
Carbs 11g | Sugar 4g | Sodium 303mg

Recipe
2 Tablespoons Butter
2 Tablespoons Flour
2 Cups Milk
2 Cups Cheese
250g Macaroni

Directions
Melt the butter over medium heat in a saucepan. Sprinkle over the flour and mix with a wooden spoon to create a roux. Cook out the roux for about 2 minutes, stirring. Add the milk gradually, mixing well in between each addition to remove any lumps. Continue cooking the sauce for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and leave to cool for a few minutes. Season boiling water with salt and add the macaroni, cook according to package instructions. Start to add the cheese gradually to the sauce, reserving some for sprinkling over the top. Drain the macaroni and add to the sauce. Mix well and pour into a baking dish. Top with leftover cheese and place into a 200C or 400F oven for 20-25 minutes until the top is golden. 

Equipment

Carina xx