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Subject: Mashed potatoes and truffle gravy
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: Chef Fagin 
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 01:28:36 -0400
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Here at the Feed Bag, we often get asked for the recipe for our mashed 
potatoes. They are extremely easy to prepare. We usually serve them with a 
delightful truffle gravy.


Basic mashed potatoes

Half a cup of mashed potatoes, seasoned with a pinch of sea salt, white 
pepper and a teaspoon of sugar

Stick 1 anchovy in the center of the potatoes

Sprinkle a pinch of caraway seeds onto the potatoes

Garnish with diced red bell pepper and parsley

Truffle gravy

To a half a cup of extra virgin olive oil, add one chopped anchovy, a 
quarter teaspoon of cocoa powder, a quarter teaspoon of lime zest, and a 
pinch of saffron.

Gently heat until a creamy consistency is achieved.
Take the pan off the flame and add a tablespoon of finely chopped truffle.

Mix well, then put the pan back over the flame for one minute, stirring 
constantly.

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From: Bob Terwilliger 
Date: 25 Oct 2005 00:38:01 -0500
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Chef Fagin prevaricated:
> Here at the Feed Bag, we often get asked for the recipe for our mashed
> potatoes. They are extremely easy to prepare. We usually serve them with a
> delightful truffle gravy.

Everybody wants to be Jimmy Tango...

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From: Dean G. 
Date: 25 Oct 2005 14:35:45 -0700
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Bob wrote:
> Everybody wants to be Jimmy Tango...

Oh no, this is far worse than a Tango recipe.

This recipe is over sweetened having an entire teaspoon of sugar for a
half cup of potatoes.

This recipe is expensive, having both a pinch of safron, for the same
half cup of mashies, and truffle gravy.

And, if opinions are due, I have to say this is far more disgusting
than any econo-can driven Tango recipe. The flavor combination is
anchovy (added twice, so it gets the top of the list), safron, caraway,
sugar, truffle, cocoa, and lime. Doesn't the just scream to have some
milk of ipecac added to save time ? Maybe it isn't even needed.

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From: zxcvbob 
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 16:38:30 -0500
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Bob Terwilliger wrote:
> Everybody wants to be Jimmy Tango...

And yet so few manage to pull it off...

Bob (no relation)

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From: Wayne Boatwright 
Date: 25 Oct 2005 07:42:53 +0200
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Chef Fagin wrote:
> Here at the Feed Bag, we often get asked for the recipe for our mashed 
> potatoes. They are extremely easy to prepare. We usually serve them with
> a delightful truffle gravy.

Good Gawd, y'all!

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From: nancree 
Date: 24 Oct 2005 23:28:46 -0700
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I think you forgot the raspberry syrup
(;-)

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From: Bob Terwilliger 
Date: 25 Oct 2005 01:38:02 -0500
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nancree wrote:
>I think you forgot the raspberry syrup

...and the kimchee-marinated chow mein noodles.

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From: kilikini 
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 08:21:34 GMT
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Bob Terwilliger wrote:
> ...and the kimchee-marinated chow mein noodles.

And the jalepenos.

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From: "Michael \"Dog3\" Lonergan" 
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 07:23:41 GMT
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Chef Fagin looking for trouble wrote:
> Here at the Feed Bag, we often get asked for the recipe for our mashed
> potatoes. They are extremely easy to prepare. We usually serve them
> with a delightful truffle gravy.



/////THUD

Michael <- picking self off floor

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From: elaine 
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 15:43:02 -0400
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Chef Fagin looking for trouble wrote:
> Here at the Feed Bag, we often get asked for the recipe for our mashed
> potatoes. They are extremely easy to prepare. We usually serve them
> with a delightful truffle gravy.

Er..........what exactly is 'truffle gravy'?

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From: Jill McQuown 
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 15:10:11 -0500
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Chef Fagin wrote:
> Here at the Feed Bag, we often get asked for the recipe for our mashed
> potatoes. They are extremely easy to prepare. We usually serve them
> with a delightful truffle gravy.
>
> Basic mashed potatoes

Boil cubed white potatoes, skin-on or not (your choice) in lightly salted
water.  Drain.  Add butter and cream or milk.  Mash with a ricer or if you
prefer, use a hand mixer to beat until just smooth.  Season with salt &
pepper to taste.

> Half a cup of mashed potatoes, seasoned with a pinch of sea salt,
> white pepper and a teaspoon of sugar

Skip the sugar.

> Stick 1 anchovy in the center of the potatoes

Absolutely NOT.

> Sprinkle a pinch of caraway seeds onto the potatoes

Maybe, if you want it to taste like rye bread.

> Garnish with diced red bell pepper and parsley

Why?

> Truffle gravy
>
> To a half a cup of extra virgin olive oil, add one chopped anchovy, a
> quarter teaspoon of cocoa powder, a quarter teaspoon of lime zest,
> and a pinch of saffron.
>
>Gently heat until a creamy consistency is achieved.
>Take the pan off the flame and add a tablespoon of finely chopped truffle.

No, thanks.

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From: Dean G. 
Date: 25 Oct 2005 14:36:20 -0700
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Chef Fagin wrote:
> Here at the Feed Bag, we often get asked for the recipe for our mashed
> potatoes.

No doubt it is the poison control center making the requests.

Dean G.


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