Mashed Potatoes with Crimini Mushrooms

Absolutely an excellent side dish to roast beef and beef tenderloin: Mashed Potatoes with Crimini Mushrooms

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 42 minutes

Mashed Potatoes with Crimini Mushrooms

Ingredients:

  • 5 pounds russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1½-inch cubes
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, divided
  • 2/3 cup (or more) whole milk
  • 1 1/2 pounds crimini mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped shallots
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Directions:

  1. Cook potatoes in large pot of boiling salted water until tender, about 25 minutes. Drain potatoes. Return to same pot. Stir over medium heat until excess moisture evaporates, about 1 minute; remove from heat. Add 5 Tablespoons butter to potatoes; mash well. Add 2/3 cup milk and mix, adding more milk by Tablespoonfuls to reach desired consistency. Season potatoes to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Melt 3 Tablespoons butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of mushrooms; sauté until beginning to soften, about 3 minutes. Add remaining mushrooms and shallots. Sauté until juices evaporate and mushrooms brown, about 12 minutes; season with salt and pepper. (Potatoes and mushrooms can be prepared 2 hours ahead. Let stand separately at room temperature. Rewarm separately over medium heat before continuing.)
  3. Mix 2/3 of mushrooms into potatoes. Mound in bowl. Top with remaining mushrooms; sprinkle with chives.
SOURCE:  RecipeGirl.com (via Bon Appetit)

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