Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Vegetable Parmentier with Dill (Mashed Potato Sputnik)

  • 5 cups potatoes, cut in 1" cubes
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh dill, finely minced
  • 1 carrot, cut into thin 2-1/2" spears
  • 1 zucchini cut into slightly less thin 2-1/2" spears
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • salt
  • letuce
For the potatoes
  1. Boil potatoes with a pinch of salt until soft.
  2. Drain and add butter, dill and olive oil and mash.
For the vegetables
  1. In a pot of salted water,quickly blanche zucchini.
  2. Remove zucchini with a slotted spoon and and rinse in cold water so it doesn't get limp.
  3. Boil carrots with for 2-3 minutes until tender.
  4. Melt 1 tbsp butter
  5. Drain carrots and mix with zucchini, butter and a dash of salt.
  1. Divide the potatoes into two or three portions and in a wide bowl or a plate, mould into domes.
  2. Stick carrot and zucchini spears into the dome.
  3. Garnish (read: hide your creation) with lettuce to cover the shame.
Recipes by the Haggis and the Herring: tasty world recipes tested in our kitchen

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