Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Garlic Green Beans

My 3 yr old American loves this "All American" fare! He loves to smear the mashed potatoes on his crusty bread strips and munch on the green beans. "More please mamma..."

Mashed Potatoes:

2 medium potatoes-boiled and mashed
1 cup milk
half a stick of unsalted butter
a few sprigs of fresh thyme
1 tbsp chopped green onions
salt and black pepper to taste

1. Heat the butter in a pan.
2. Throw in the mashed boiled potatoes and add the milk to it.
3. Stir so that no lumps are present.
4. Season with fresh thyme, salt and pepper and stir well. Cook for about 5 mins, stirring continuously, till the potatoes are creamy and well mixed.
5. Garnish with chopped green onions.

Garlic Green Beans:

2 cups of green beans
2 cloves of minced garlic
chopped parsley
salt and pepper
extra virgin olive oil

1. Boil the green beans in salted water for 3 mins. Drain and rinse with cold water. Beans should be still crunchy. Keep aside.
2. Heat olive oil in a pan.
3. Add the garlic and saute for 1 min. It should not get brown.
4. Add the green beans, salt and pepper and stir well. for another 2-3 mins.

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