It's November!! That means it's finally socially acceptable to start putting up the Christmas decorations around the house and to listen to holiday music!! Okay, before we go full on Christmas mode and start digging up our holiday onesies, we almost forgot that Thanksgiving is right around the corner!
Well, American Thanksgiving that is. Here in Canada we're just excited about the Black Friday sales online. But hey, we wanna share a recipe that we LOVE to make for Thanksgiving (for us in Canada, it was in back in October): mashed potatoes! And not just any kind of mashed potatoes, it's Garlic Miso Butter Mashed Potatoes! Hmm, just writing that made us super hungry.
We find most mashed potatoes that we've had to be kinda bland and are often just there because we need carbs with to go with our protein. Which is why we are obsessed these Garlic Miso Butter Mashed Potatoes! This recipe just turned plain potato puree into a flavourful, exciting, fusion dish!
Miso is made of fermented soybeans and is widely used in Japanese cuisine. The addition of the miso paste into the garlic butter adds a bit of Asian flavours, some meaty, nutty tone to the mashed potatoes (and almost cheesy flavour), which is something completely different but delicious! Miso paste has become more and more popular and you can find them in Asian supermarkets, at some local grocery stores, or online.
In this recipe, we only added a little bit of milk to make the mashed potatoes a bit creamier and smooth. If you like it even more creamy and silky smooth, you can add some more milk (or even butter, if you're feeling adventurous) to get the consistency you want!
With the holiday seasons coming up, we thought this Garlic Miso Butter Mashed Potatoes recipe can be an interesting addition to your holiday feasts! Speaking about miso, if you'd like some more miso-related recipes, make sure to check out our Creamy Spicy Miso Ramen!
We hope you enjoy, and happy eating!
Garlic Miso Butter Mashed Potatoes Recipe
- 1 lb yellow flesh potatoes skin peeled
- 2-3 cloves garlic grated
- 1 green onion chopped
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/8 cup butter
- 1 tsp miso paste
- Salt and pepper to taste
Cut potatoes (skin peeled) into equal-sized cubes and soak in cold water for 10 minutes. Remove from water and transfer potatoes into a pot and boil for about 10-15 minutes, or until soft and tender. Once cooked thoroughly, remove from pot and drain off excess water. Mash to potatoes thoroughly in a large bowl until smooth and set aside.
To make garlic miso butter mixture, melt the butter on a pan at medium high heat. Add the garlic and green onions and cook until soft and fragrant. Add the miso paste and stir until well combined. Add the milk and mix well. Let cook at medium heat for another 5 minutes.
Pour the garlic miso butter mixture into the bowl of mashed potatoes and mix until well combined. Add more warm milk for a softer consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste and garnish with green onions.