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Mashed Potatoes with Spruce Tip Swirl

Mashed potatoes with spruce tip swirl

These mashed potatoes with a spruce tip swirl are a great spin on the classic and a delightful spring time treat!

Use the small, tender tips from any spruce. 

Find the spruce salt recipe here. 

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time20 min
  • Total Time30 min
  • Yield4 servings as a side

Ingredients

For the spruce tip swirl

  • 2 cups (+/- 240g) tender spruce tips
  • 1.5 cups (375ml) olive oil or grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2g) spruce salt

For the mashed potatoes

  • 2lbs (900g) russet or Yukon gold potatoes
  • 2.5 tablespoons (35g) butter
  • 3/4 cup (177ml) half and half cream
  • Salt and pepper 

Preparation

1

Add spruce tips, oil, and spruce salt to a blender. 

Blend on high for 30 seconds.

Pour off into jar. 

2

Peel potatoes. 

Cut into large chunks and add to a large pot.

Cover with water and add a pinch of salt. 

Bring to the boil, reduce to a strong simmer, and cook until a knife or fork cuts easily into a potato. 

3

Drain the potatoes, then put them back over low heat until the pot completely dries.

Add the butter and let it melt. 

Add the cream and let it warm up. 

Turn off the heat, then mash everything together with a potato masher, strong fork, or hand beaters. 

4

Season with salt and pepper. The spruce swirl will be a bit salty, so go easy on the salt. 

Take 3/4 of the spruce oil and stir it into the mashed potatoes. 

Serve the mashed potatoes immediately, pouring over more of the spruce oil. Enjoy!

Mashed potatoes with spruce tip swirl

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