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Subject: ISO vanilla mashed potatoes
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: Doug Weller <dweller[at]ramtops.removethis.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 20:28:28 +0000
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I had some of these today at Hibiscus, a 2 star Michelin restaurant in
Ludlow, Shropshire.  Anyone know how to make these?

Thanks

Doug

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From: Nancy1 <nancy-dooley[at]uiowa.edu>
Date: 21 Dec 2005 13:56:56 -0800
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Hey, Doug, I found this first thing at Google - there are lots of
recipes:

Vanilla Mash
by Jo Pratt
from Good Food Bites

For mash with a difference try Jo Pratt's intriguing recipe, flavoured
with vanilla-infused milk, bacon and onion

Servings: 4-6
Level of difficulty: Easy
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes


Ingredients
1kg Potatoes, peeled and chopped
salt and fresh ground black pepper
150ml Milk
1 vanilla pod, slit open lengthways
1 tbsp vegetable oil
8 strips of rashers of smoked streaky bacon, diced
1 large onion, sliced


Method
1. Cook the potatoes in a large pan of salted boiling water until
tender. Drain, mash and season with salt and freshly ground pepper.

2. Meanwhile, place the milk in a small saucepan. Scrape out the
vanilla pod seeds and add them and the pod to the milk. Bring to a
gentle simmer, then set aside to infuse.

3. Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan. Add in the bacon and onion
and fry, stirring occasionally, until browned.

4. Strain the infused milk into the mashed potato and mash together
well. Stir in the bacon and onion. Season to taste with salt and
freshly ground pepper. Serve.

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From: Doug Weller <dweller[at]ramtops.removethis.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 06:27:58 +0000
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Nancy1 wrote:
>Hey, Doug, I found this first thing at Google - there are lots of
>recipes:

Thanks. I'd tried 'vanilla mashed potatoes' and only found it on menus (or
candy).  Now I've found some great stuff thanks to you.  And a reminder to
think of more variations when searching.


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