Yes, when you read the title “blue cheeze mashed potatoes, gluten free, dairy free” it sounds like an oxymoron. I promise the only thing I am trying to trick with this recipe, is your taste buds. Have you ever made mashed potatoes so delicious you end up eating them right out of the pot? If not, these are them! I thought I’d give this new recipe a try and they definitely did not disappoint. The blue cheese flavor really makes this recipe a whole new level. My secret ingredient makes it irresistible. Read on for my surprise ingredient and let’s make some potato magic in your kitchen too. Although dairy-free, you would never know it!
These mashed potatoes aren’t your typical basic plain ones. They are full of flavor and really dress up a meal. I have a secret ingredient that you wouldn’t think to put in your mashed potatoes. My secret ingredient to this recipe are black truffles. Those musty, earthy, smelly and delicious delicacies we all hear about, and hopefully you had the opportunity to entice your very own taste buds with them in some recipe or dish. These truffles were well secured and preserved in a jar, which I brought back from Italy. They have a subtle aroma, and a taste once described as mixture of “chocolate and earth”. Truffles are better utilized through cooking which brings out as much of that subtly earthy chocolaty flavor as possible.
By the way, white truffles taste quite different than black. Black truffles are harvested mainly in Italy, Spain, and France, where it grows under the shades of oaks, hazelnut, chestnut elm and other poplar trees. Fresh black truffles are the most sought-after variety of this mushroom. The winter black truffle is actually more of a grayish-brownish color with black on the outside and white spidery veins on the inside that indicate maturity (the summer variety will be of a more brownish color, but are the same size). It weighs typically between 2-3oz and tastes vastly different than a white truffle.
You can make this recipe a couple days ahead of time and let the flavors really blend together. It will make it much richer in flavor. Pair it with a good steak or something lighter like a basic good chicken dish. Enjoy!Print
Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes, Gluten-free Dairy-Free
Yes, when you read the title “blue cheese mashed potatoes, gluten free, dairy free” it sounds like an oxymoron. I promise the only thing I am trying to trick is your taste buds. Have you ever made mashed potatoes so delicious you end up eating them right out of the pot?
2 cups purple and golden potatoes cut small and thin with skin removed
4 rounded Tablespoons of Ghee
3/4 of a small – med black truffle, into tiny shavings
Pinch of sea salt
Optional: Pinch of Fleur De Sel
Cut skinned potatoes into even hunks and steam until soft.
Remove from pan and place in a wide sturdy mixing bowl
Mash with a masher but leave some good hunks for texture.
Add the Ghee and the black truffle shavings.
Mix all in and add a pinch of salt.
Serve warm on the spot for a delicious side dish.
Make this a couple days in advance and let it sit in the fridge for a stronger flavor.
Tina Turbin, TTAT, Inc., PaleOmazing
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