Tuesday, November 24, 2009

White Chocolate Mashed Potatoes

The other day I posted two different Chocolate Rubs for the Turkey. Well today Candy Dish Blog posted a recipe for White Chocolate Mashed Potatoes. There's some hot red pepper sauce in this dish, so it's not really sweet. White chocolate has a lot of cocoa butter in it, so these will be rich and are actually taking the place of butter in a 'normal' recipe.

White Chocolate Mashed Potatoes

3 pounds yellow-fleshed potatoes, peeled
1 1/2 ounce white chocolate, chopped (make sure it's pure white chocolate made from cocoa butter and not just a hydrogenated shortening)
3/4 teaspoon salt
6 dashes hot red pepper sauce, such as Tabasco sauce
1 1/2 cup fat-free milk

Directions:
Place the potatoes in a large pot, cover with cool water to a depth of 2 inches, and bring to a simmer over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer until tender when pierced with a fork, about 25 minutes. Drain in a colander set in the sink and return the potatoes to the pan.

Add the white chocolate to the still-hot potatoes; stir until the white chocolate starts to melt. Stir in the salt and hot red pepper sauce.

Use an electric mixer at medium-low speed to mash the potatoes slightly. Pour in the milk and continue mixing until creamy, about 1 minute. Serve at once.

Checking my sources, I found on MSNBC.com that this recipe was created by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough, co-authors of The Ultimate Potato Book for the U.S. Potato Board. Glad it's making the rounds.

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