Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Horseradish Spiced Mashed Potatoes

Today I was hanging out at the book store looking at some cookbooks. I found an interesting one called, Sam the Cooking Guy: Just a Bunch of Recipes.

In this book, our fearless and creative chef, Sam Zien introduces me to a horseradish mashed potato dish! I was instantly enthralled because I love horseradish! Since I became a vegetarian, I haven't figured out how to use horseradish, because in Hungarian meals I grew up with as a kid, horseradish is paired with some meat items, and I doubt it exists in Indian cuisine.

So, soon as I got home, I took a boiled potato out of the fridge that's been reserved for Aloo Curry, and instead used it for this new purpose. Here's the recipe I used. It's so easy and tasty!

2 cups boiled and mashed potato- skin can be left on as per your taste
2 tablespoon Parmesan cheese (I personally like Kraft Grated Parmesan the best.)
2 tablespoons sharp cheddar grated (or another cheese you like that adds another color)
2-3 tablespoons (or more per taste) horseradish

No need to add salt as the cheese has salt in it.


Easy!! Take the potato (aloo) and peel if desired. Mash in your hand (play with your food, and feel if if you so desire) or with a spoon into a bowl. Warm this in the microwave until it's hot enough to eat. Add in the rest of the ingredients. Stir and enjoy!


**Notes, some may wonder if "horseradish" is vegetarian because of the word 'horse'. It can be misleading if you are unaware of the plant and the language. Horseradish is vegetarian, it is a plant. More on horseradish plant here.