Serves 4-6 people
Here is a recipe that can substitute for mashed potatoes. The benefits are less butter fat and less complex carbohydrates.
2 lb carrots
1 ea rutabaga
1 ea turnip
1 lb parsnips
1 lb sunchokes
¼ cup olive oil or chicken/turkey fat
2 clove garlic, minced
½ bunch fresh whole thyme
¼ cup chicken or turkey stock
Salt and pepper to taste
MISE EN PLACE :
Peel and chop all root vegetables into 1-inch cubes. Into a large bowl, add vegetables, garlic, thyme, oil or fat, salt and pepper to taste.
Heat chicken stock to a simmer and keep warm.
Set oven to 350F
Transfer vegetables to a baking sheet and bake in oven for 20 minutes or until fork tender and slightly browned.
Use a food mill to mash the vegetables or you can use a mixer (low speed). Add stock, salt and pepper and incorporate to taste.