Mashed Potatoes & Gravy!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  Hope you all are doing well as we enter the holiday season along with all of the decadent food choices we’ll soon encounter.

Well, here’s a pro-tip for those of you who cook. Mashed potatoes and gravy can be made simply with no fat. Pile your plate high with these beautiful spuds, drown them in gravy, and you won’t be tempted to have a second-helping of the not-so-healthy side dishes and desserts.

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Mashed Potatoes:

  • Boil your potatoes, peeled or not–up to you.  Boil for about 20 minutes until tender.
  • Drain.
  • Mash them, adding broth of your choice (veggie, chicken, turkey, etc..) as you go.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.  Kick it up with garlic, cilantro, paprika, chives, etc…

Gravy:

  • Bring 2 cups of broth to a boil.
  • Stir 2TBS of potato starch into a small glass of cold water and pour slowly into the boiling broth.
  • Quickly remove from heat and continue stirring as the gravy thickens.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

After you’ve tried these, you’ll wonder why most recipes call for cups of milk and sticks of butter…not needed!

Eat well, my friends!

Tim

 

2 Comments on “Mashed Potatoes & Gravy!”

  1. Mycroft Jones November 27, 2017 at 12:08 pm #

    Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving. I make fat free gravy like this: cook a chicken or a steak. Capture the juices. Put them in a glass jar. Put the jar in the fridge. Let it cool. The fat rises to the top and hardens. Scrape off the fat with a spoon. Take the bone broth “jelly” out of the jar. Heat it up, add some potato starch or other starch to thicken it up, and there is gravy.

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    • Mycroft Jones November 27, 2017 at 12:10 pm #

      Capturing the meat juice is easier for me when I cook the meat in the electric pressure cooker. The moisture leaves the meat, but doesn’t evaporate away. The broth is still thick enough that it turns to jelly afterward. For one chicken, put 2 cups of water in the pressure cooker; after the chicken is tender and falling off the bone, there should be 3 or 4 cups of broth at the bottom of the pot.

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