Saturday, October 17, 2009

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

These are SO good! The onions make them so sweet, and just give it an awesome flavor! :) We made them for our church picnic and they were definitely a hit!!! Enjoy!

Makes about: 10 servings


3 TBSP unsalted butter

3 TBSP of olive oil

about 4 large onions, chopped

1/2 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper



3-4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed

3 tsp salt divided

2/3 cup milk

2 TBSP unsalted butter

1/4 tsp pepper



  1. Heat 3 TBSP butter and oil in large skillet over medium heat until butter is melted. Add onions; stir to coat with butter mixture. Cover and cook 10 minutes or until onions have wilted, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove cover; increase heat to medium high. Sprinkle with sugar; stir to combine. Cook 25- 30 minutes or until onions are deep golden brown, stirring frequently. If necessary, reduce heat to medium to keep onions from sticking. Stir in 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper.
  3. Place potatoes in a large saucepan; add enough water to cover potatoes by 1 inch. Add 2 tsp of the salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low to low; simmer 12 minutes or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. Drain. Return to saucepan; cover to keep warm
  4. Meanwhile, microwave milk and 2 TBSP butter in a small microwave-safe cup 30-60 seconds or until butter is melted and milk is hot.
  5. Reheat caramelized onions over medium heat until hot. Mash potatoes. Stir in milk mixture until potatoes are creamy. Stir in caramelized onions, remaining 1 tsp sale and 1/4 tsp pepper.


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