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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Kimchee Smashed Faux Potatoes

This Thanksgiving, I'm planning on a lower carb version of a recipe we first heard about on NPR. We loved it. I used the Cauliflower based recipe for mock mashed potatoes as a base.

Kimchi Smashed Faux Potatoes

Ingredients
  • 1 medium head cauliflower
  • 1/2 pound carrots
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 1 quart milk
  • 1/4 pound butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups kimchi
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh or dry chives


  • Instructions
  • 1. Clean and cut cauliflower into small pieces. Cook in boiling water for about 6 minutes, or until well done. Drain well; do not let cool and pat cooked cauliflower very dry between several layers of paper towels.
  • 2. Boil carrots, onions and garlic in chicken broth and milk. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Drain well.
  • 3. In a large mixing bowl, add butter, cream, cream cheese, Parmesian and vegetable mixture to cauliflower. Smash well. Can use immersion blender or blender.
  • 4. Drain and dice kimchi
  • 5. Add kimchi to cauliflower-vegetable mixture and mix well.
  • 6. Garnish with chives, and serve hot with pats of butter

  • Yield: 8-10 portions
    variation: could add or substitute pumpkin or winter squash for carrots

    adapted from:
  • www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/mock-garlic-mashed-potatoes-recipe.html
  • www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/11/14/165117037/korean-american-thanksgiving-mash-up-complete-with-kimchee-mashed-potatoes

  • I calculated the nutrition values from the Recipe Tool on My Fitness Pal.
    Nutrition Facts
    Servings 12.0
    Amount Per Serving
    calories 211
    % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 16 g 25 %
  • Saturated Fat 10 g 51 %
  • Monounsaturated Fat 4 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
  • Trans Fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 53 mg 18 %
  • Sodium 445 mg 19 %
  • Potassium 239 mg 7 %
  • Total Carbohydrate 11 g 4 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1 g 6 %
  • Sugars 2 g
  • Protein 6 g 12 %
  • Vitamin A 58 %
  • Vitamin C 37 %
  • Calcium 17 %
  • Iron 4 %

  • * The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.