Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Double Duchess Potatoes

Several people have suggested that I post some of Mimi's recipes on our blog, so here's the first one--just in time for Thanksgiving. When Mimi and I both heard of mashed potatoes (specially seasoned) and sweet potatoes (specially seasoned) on the same plate, neither of us thought it a very good idea! But we both changed our minds as soon as we ate them. They are delicious! "Try it! try it and you may, I say!" This goes so-o-o well with turkey and dressing. I have my own herb garden so the sage is readily available and the chives were in our Washington home and I'll plant some here next spring. The notes in the recipe are Mimi's words.
May you have a blessed Thanksgiving. Papaw

Double Duchess Potatoes
[Note: I use fresh herbs so increase the amount. Adjust by taste.
2nd note: you can prepare this dish the day before and then heat at 350o covered with aluminum foil for 30 minutes.]

2 lbs. Baking potatoes, peeled, cut into 1" pieces
2 1/4 lbs. Sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1" pieces
2 cloves garlic, peeled
2/3 cup buttermilk, warmed
½ cup butter or margarine, divided
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1 teaspoon pepper, divided
1/4 teaspoon dried sage
optional: 2 Tablespoons chopped chives for mashed potatoes

Preheat oven to 375o
In separate pots combine potatoes with enough water to cover.
Add garlic to baking potatoes.
Over high heat bring both pots of potatoes to boil; reduce heat to medium.
Cook until tender; drain separately.
Return to pots. Mash baking potatoes and garlic with buttermilk, 1/4 cup butter, thyme, ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper and optional chives until smooth.
Mash sweet potatoes with sage and remaining butter, salt and pepper.
Intersperse mounds of sweet and baking potatoes in ungreased casserole.
Bake until hot, 15 minutes.


Seyon said...

Will definitely try this recipe! ^^

James and family said...

We love Mimi's recipe! Thanks Papaw. May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Huajun said...

Papaw, thanks for sharing Mimi's recipe. I have never made potato mashes in my life, but I am going to make potato and sweet potato mashes on this coming Thanksgiving, of course using Mimi's recipe! Happy Thanksgiving, Papaw!

Sue said...

That sounds wonderful. We will try it. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Hugs to you
Love, Sue and Dick

Anonymous said...

Thank you, all 3: Seyon & Michael, James & Tina, Huajun & Yuntao--and all 6 of the children: you're all such a blessing to me and I pray you have a blessed Thanksgiving together with your family. I know you remember what wonderful Thanksgiving dinners Mimi always made and remember we always read Pwalm 100 together on Thanksgiving: Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. [2] Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. [3] Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. [4] Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. [5] For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Anonymous said...

And you, too, Sue and Dick, Minnie and I are so thankful the Lord brought you and your family into our lives. May you have a blessed day together, thankful to the Lord. Love, Bill & family

Anonymous said...

Dear Papaw, wish you and your families a joyful Thanksgiving! We are glad that you live an active and fruitful life. I will try Mimi's recipe.
Love you, Zeping and Yingbo

Anonymous said...

Zeping and Yingbo Li, that you so much. It's always good to hear from you and brings back sweet memories of our brethren in Pullman and especially when Mimi was there with me and you. May you have a blessed Thanksgiving Day tomorrow! Thankfulness is an attitude God always wants us to have. Today I'm especially thankful for the memories and that I can have a significant place in my great-grandchildren's lives. I'm tutoring Isabelle in Spanish and in history and I even taught her a little about how Chinese characters are formed, using that little book, "The Discovery of Genesis."
Love in our Lord,
Pastor Burnside