Carrot and parsnip mash w. secret ingredient

Now to a recipe that we have not made i a long while, actually since before we stared the blog, but which is a really nice one! The recipe is for a carrot and parsnip mash. This was something that we tried and perfected during our stay in Dublin. It started out with a nice seasoning experiment and then turned into a real favourite.

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Carrot and parsnip mash with meat patties and fried mushrooms.

You need

  • 1 kg carrots
  • 700 g parsnips
  • 2 brown onions
  • 75-125 g Butter for frying (25 g) and 50-100 g for the mash
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

First, chop the parsnips and carrots into small cubes and place in the steamer or in a regular sauce pan with boiling water. Next chop the brown onion and start to fry in a big sauce pan together with butter. Fry it on quite a high temperature as to caramelize them nicely. However, make sure not to burn them, it is a delicate process and not too easy to stay on the right side.

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Parsnips, carrots and brown onions. Olivia is watching attentively: “Is there any food for me?”

Once the carrots and parsnips are ready steamed and the onions are caramelized place the carrots and parsnips in the big sauce pan with the onions add 50-100 g butter, the vanilla powder and salt and pepper to taste and mix with a hand blender until smooth. You might want to add a half a deciliter of hot water to help getting the right smoothness.

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Enjoying the mash with meat patties and fried mushrooms.

The mash is surprisingly sweet and makes a perfect companion to just about any kind of meats. But meat patties is probably one of our favourite picks.

Please let us know how you found the recipe!

Cecilia & Magnus

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