|1½ tbsp||vegetable oil|
|½ tsp||cayenne pepper|
|100 ml||red wine|
|25 ml||balsamic vinegar|
Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Cut off the top of each apple to form a lid. Scoop out the core with a spoon. Replace lids, place apples into a baking dish, and bake for approx. 10 – 15 min. Remove from oven.
Increase oven temperature to 200°C/400°F. Cut onions into rings. Mince garlic.
In a frying pan, sauté onions in some vegetable oil on medium-low heat for approx. 5 – 7 min. Add garlic, cayenne pepper, and star anise and continue to sauté for approx. 1 – 2 min.
Deglaze pan with red wine. Add vinegar and gently simmer for approx. 10 – 12 min. until liquid is reduced by half and thickened. Season with salt and pepper.
In the meantime, peel potatoes, halving any large ones. Cook in salted, boiling water for approx. 20 – 30 min. until tender. Drain well. Return hot potatoes to pan, mash with a potato masher, and season to taste with salt. Add butter, milk, and nutmeg and mash until smooth.