Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Mashed potatoes and cauliflower (lowfat)
This is one of my family's favorites!! (Ps. Acorn squash is also very good mixed in with potatoes--gives it a buttery taste)
1 head of cauliflower
4-7 large potatoes (depending on how much you want)
garlic or garlic powder
parsley (about 1/4 cup)
salt and pepper
To cook the potatoes more evenly pare them and slice in half and cook this way for about 20-25 minutes in water until done. (you can cook the potatoes with a teaspoon of minced garlic for flavor). Meanwhile cut up the cauliflower and set in a frying pan (saute pan). Place about 1/4 inch of water in the pan and cook the cauliflower 15-20 minutes or so until tender--turning them every so often. Drain the potatoes saving the cooking water. Add the drained cauliflower to the potatoes and mash adding enough potato water to get right consistency. Add parsley
and mix in adding salt and pepper to taste. Can add extra garlic powder if desired.
We like this served with cooked mushrooms and onions and chickpea salad.