You will see that after making this recipe mashed potatoes will never have looked and tasted so good before! And that’s no surprise. Because what is there not to love: a heap of creamy smooth potato mash with lots of butter mixed with the best sweet and salty caramelized onions ever…
I wonder whether there’s something even more appetising than that.
I don’t know about you, but as soon as I smell caramelized onions then I immediately start to salivate. And my stomach starts to rumble. And all I can think of is those onions.
So every time I walk past a hotdog stand or something, I know I’ll have to brace myself for that delicious fragrance.
One recipe with caramelized onions you are definitely familiar with, is a French onion soup! I make that one quite often for lunch here. And once those onions start to brown, there’s no way I can keep my husband out of the kitchen.
We love it!
Recipe Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions
I could easily eat a bowl of this caramelized onion and potato mash for dinner only.
And I really mean that.
But if you’re looking for a good match for these caramelized mashed potatoes, then you can never go wrong with a couple of delightful pan seared sausages. Mash, onions and sausages work extremely well together. Also don’t forget to drizzle the potatoes with the delicious meat juices and browned butter you pan fry the sausages in.
Are you in for a real feast of mash and sausages? Then you should definitely check out my pan fried sausages with mash and a lush onion and Guinness gravy. Bangers and mash, baby!
Hmmm, dig in…
Do you love caramelized onions?
- 1 ½ lbs potatoes for mash (675 g)
- 1 large onion
- 2 large garlic cloves
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- ¼ cup whole milk (60 ml), warm
- Peel the potatoes and chop them up into small pieces. Fill a high pan with water and add a good dash of salt to it. Then place the pan over high heat and add the chopped potatoes to the water.
- Cook the potatoes for about 20 minutes or until tender. In the meantime peel and slice the yellow onion and garlic cloves. Add them to a non-stick pan together with a tablespoon of the butter. Season with a little pepper and salt.
- Place the pan over medium-high heat and cook the onion for 15 to 20 minutes until soft and golden brown. Then turn the heat a little lower if necessary. Keep an eye on it so the onion doesn't burn. Add a drop of water if necessary. Stir regularly. Pour in the balsamic vinegar in the end. Add extra pepper or salt to taste if necessary.
- Cook for another 2 minutes and then take the onions off the heat. Drain the cooked potatoes well and add them back to the pan. Then season with a generous pinch of pepper and salt.
- Mash the potatoes roughly using a fork. Add the warm milk.
- Then add the rest of the butter as well.
- Stir well. Add the browned balsamic onions to the potatoes.
- Stir well again. Check the seasoning and add extra pepper or salt to taste if necessary. Transfer the mashed potatoes to a warm and large dish and serve hot.