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Wolfgang's Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions

Comfort Food Brings Back Family Memories

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Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

With the cool weather setting in, Wolfgang Puck thought he'd shake the chill off with a retro dish reminiscent of grandma. Try his recipe for Creamy Mashed Potatoes from his new book, "Live, Love, Eat."


  • Mashed Potatoes
  • 2 1/2 pounds baking potatoes, peeled and cut into even 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inch chunks
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, brought to a boil
  • 1/4 pound of unsalted butter (1 stick), cut into small pieces, at room temperature
  • Freshly ground while pepper, to taste
  • Freshly ground nutmeg, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • Caramelized Onions
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion (red, yellow, or white - about 3/4 pound), peeled, trimmed and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking Directions

    Mashed Potatoes

    Put the potatoes in a saucepan filled with enough lightly salted cold water to cover them well. Bring the water to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat slightly and simmer briskly until the potatoes are fork-tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

    Meanwhile, put the cream in a small saucepan and heat it over low heat.

    When the potatoes are done, drain them well. Pass the potatoes through a food mill set over the saucepan, or put them back in the pan and mash them with a potato masher until they are as smooth as you like them.

    Add the butter and warm cream to the mashed potatoes and stir over a low heat with a wooden spoon until thoroughly blended in. Season the potatoes to taste with salt, pepper and just a little nutmeg.

    Spoon the mashed potatoes onto warmed serving plates or into a warmed serving bowl and garnish with the Caramelized Onions (BELOW) and the parsley. Serve immediately.

    Caramelized Onions

    In a 10-inch skillet, over medium heat, heat the oil. Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently, until lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Stir in the vinegar and cool 1 minute longer. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: potatoes, heavy cream, butter, nutmeg

    Course: Side Dish, Starch

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