Want to add a healthier twist to your classic mashed potatoes? Our Garlic Herb Mash recipe offers a fantastic solution. Replacing the butter and milk with half-fat crème fraîche will result in a lighter but equally creamy consistency. Additionally, cooking garlic along with the potatoes adds a touch of aromatic flavor that takes this dish to the next level. Don’t miss out on this delicious and nutritious side!
- 1kg potatoes, cut into large, even pieces
- 3 cloves of garlic, peeled, left whole
- 4 tablespoons half-fat crème fraîche
- large handful of soft mixed herbs, roughly chopped (we used chives and parsley)
- Splash of milk (optional)
- Cook potatoes and garlic in salted water until tender.
- Drain the potatoes and garlic and return them to the pan.
- Allow the potatoes and garlic to steam dry for a few minutes.
- Mash the potatoes and garlic well with a potato masher or fork.
- Stir in the crème fraîche, herbs and some spices.
- If desired, add a little milk to achieve a softer consistency.
Equipment and tools
To make garlic and herb mash you will need the following equipment and tools:
- Big pot
- Potato masher or fork
- Spatula or wooden spoon
The Garlic Herb Porridge Recipe may contain the following allergens:
- Dairy products (crème fraîche and milk)
Please be sure to check the labels of the specific products you are using to prepare this recipe and take into account any dietary restrictions or allergies.
Storage and leftovers
If you have leftover garlic herb mash, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
To reheat, simply heat your desired portion in the microwave or on the stove, adding a splash of milk if needed to restore the creaminess.
Health Benefits of Garlic and Herb Porridge
Garlic and herb mash is not only a flavorful side dish that complements various meals but also offers several health benefits. This hearty and creamy porridge combines the goodness of potatoes, garlic, herbs and a touch of crème fraîche. Let’s explore the potential health benefits of these ingredients:
Potatoes are a great source of complex carbohydrates and ensure a consistent release of energy. They are also rich in fiber, which supports healthy digestion and can prevent constipation. In addition, potatoes contain essential minerals such as potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B6, which are important for maintaining general well-being.
Garlic is known for its powerful health-promoting properties. It contains a compound called allicin, which is known for its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. Allicin is associated with potential benefits such as: B. strengthening the immune system, reducing the risk of heart disease and its anti-inflammatory effects.
Herbs (chives and parsley)
Chives and parsley, the herbs chosen in this recipe, add both flavor and additional nutritional value to the dish. Chives are a rich source of vitamins A and K, which are important for maintaining healthy vision and bone health, respectively. Parsley, on the other hand, is rich in vitamins A, C and K as well as essential minerals such as iron and potassium.
Half-fat crème fraîche
Using half-skimmed crème fraîche in this recipe ensures a creamy consistency while reducing the overall fat content. It still provides a pleasant flavor and adds a touch of richness without adding an excessive amount of calories. Crème fraîche is a good source of calcium, essential for strong bones and teeth.
Splash of milk (optional)
Adding a splash of milk is optional in this recipe. However, it can increase the creaminess of the mash. Milk is a natural source of calcium and vitamin D, which are important for bone health and good immune function, respectively.
By incorporating garlic and herb mash into your meals, you can not only enjoy a delicious side dish, but also reap the potential health benefits of the nutritious ingredients.