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Chop and fluffy mashed potatoes

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Difficulty

Easy 👌
35
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
pork or lamb chops
large russet potato
4 sprigs thyme
2 sprigs rosemary
2 cloves garlic
salt and pepper
1 sprig mint
1 stalk celery
¾ tsp cornflour
6 tbsp unsalted butter
⅓ cup cream
½ cup beef stock

Utensils

  • pot
  • cast iron pan
  • potato masher
  • Step 1/6

    • large russet potato
    • pot

    Peel and chop the potatoes into cubes. Rinse thoroughly to get rid of starch (this will make your mash light and fluffy). Add salt, cold water and boil

  • Step 2/6

    • pork or lamb chops
    • 4 sprigs thyme
    • 2 sprigs rosemary
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • salt and pepper
    • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
    • cast iron pan

    Make sure your meat is at room temperature. On a hot cast iron pan, add a few drops of olive oil to coat the entire pan. Clean and generously grind and massage salt and pepper onto the chops. Throw in the herbs just before frying the chops so the thyme and rosemary flavors are released into the oil. Add two spoons of butter and fry lamb chops for about 3-4 minutes on each side and pork chops for 6-7 minutes depending on size and thickness. Add an extra minute if you desire a browner skin

  • Step 3/6

    • ¾ tsp cornflour
    • ½ cup beef stock

    Remove the meat and herb sprigs but don’t remove the juices. Lower the heat and combine the cornflour with half a cup of beef stock or water. Add the mixture into the pan and stir until you have a smooth gravy. You can make it looser by adding more liquid

  • Step 4/6

    • 1 sprig mint
    • 1 stalk celery

    Extract celery juice with an juicer and finely chop mint sprigs to serve with lamb

  • Step 5/6

    • ⅓ cup cream
    • potato masher

    Add warm cream, remaining butter, salt and pepper and use a masher to make it a fluffy, whipped mash. Do not mash potatoes alone before adding the rest of the ingredients and do not blend the potatoes as these will cause them to be dense and gluey

  • Step 6/6

    Serve with a side of steamed peas. If you’re going for a more elegant look omit the peas

    Serve with a side of steamed peas. If you’re going for a more elegant look omit the peas

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