Welcome little Charlie! Going forward, I'll do some regular posts called "What Charlie Ate". These posts will incorporate the simplest recipes, with very few ingredients. Quick, and easy. (Yep—that even a small child can eat).
In this instalment, Charlie's mother Louise—who is Swedish-born, makes her Creme Fraiche Mashed Potatoes (served with a simple organic hotdog). The creaminess of the mash, with the bright burnished rust-colored dog, a juicy bite—with perfect snap. (Don't forget ketchup!)
Here's the very easy recipe:
KORV OCH POTATISMOS (Swedish for Sausage and Mashed Potatoes): Peel 4 freshly picked medium Yukon Gold potatoes, preferably from the farmer's market. Cut into quarters and rinse twice in cold water. Cover with cold water and keep at a boil for 15 min. Check with toothpick and once soft, empty out water and mash with fork. Add salt and pepper to taste, a little whole milk (around 3/4 cup-ish), around 2 tablespoons of Creme Fraiche and a quarter stick of butter. Heat up a Hebrew 100 percent kosher Beef or Applegate organic natural hot dog, in a warm pan. Serve with good quality Ketchup.
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