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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Root Vegetable Mashed Potatoes: Clapshot #Foodie Friday

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I have had an enjoyable month visiting the UK. The diversity of the cuisine was surprising. My family really loved the food I made from Northern Ireland and Scotland. This root vegetable mash is based on a traditional Scottish dish called, "Clapshot" you make it by mashing together, "neeps and tatties" (turnips and potatoes) along with carrots and chives and sometimes onions.


t Vegetable Mashed Potatoes- Clapshot- simplelivingeating.com


My family really enjoyed Clapshot. It was a really interesting twist on mashed potatoes, and I liked that they were getting the extra nutrition of turnips and carrots. This recipe is traditionally served with haggis (not going there) or other meats. I found it works as a side for chicken or fish too. 

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Root Vegetable Mashed Potatoes: Clapshot

by Diane Balch
simplelivingeating.com

preparation time: 30 minutes                                     serves: 4 - 6


Ingredients:

4 large potatoes peeled and cut into quarters
1 small turnip peeled and quartered
3 medium carrots chopped
1 stick unsalted butter softened cut into pieces
1/4 or more of whole milk
1 tablespoon of minced chives
1 dash of nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste


Directions:

1) Put potatoes, turnips and carrots in a large sauce pan. Sprinkle with salt and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil covered and lower to medium heat. Boil for about 10 minutes or until a fork easily goes through all the vegetables. 

2) Drain water and use either a masher or a ricer to mash the vegetables. 

3) Mix in butter pieces with a fork. When all of the butter is melted add as much milk as creates the texture that you like.

4) Mix in chives, nutmeg, salt and pepper.

Note: If you are not serving this dish immediately. Put it in a ceramic bowl and cover it with foil. Store in a warm oven set on low heat. 





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42 comments:

  1. Hi Diane,
    I had fun last month with the Food of the UK, found lots of recipes that I plan to try in the future. I love your Root Vegetable Mashed Potatoes, this one will be on the list. Thanks so much for the party and hope you and your family have a great weekend.
    Miz Helen

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    1. I didn't realize I knew so little about UK food. I always assumed we ate a lot of the same things, some, but there are so many more things to try. This clapshot is so good and different. No one in my family has complained about "same old" meals since we've been doing Food of the World.

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  2. Hi Diane,
    Thanks so much for featuring my soup this week! What a lovely surprise to see it here tonight.
    I'd never heard of clapshot and will make it for our next family reunion because we're all Irish. Can hardly wait to surprise everyone!
    Thanks for hosting. I'll be back tomorrow to do my visiting after everyone has signed up. Have a great Friday!

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    1. Your are very welcome Robyn... terrific soup for this time of year, so glad you shared it with us.

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  3. Thanks for the party Diane and have a wonderful weekend!!!

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    1. You too Deb... have a terrific weekend.

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  4. Diane,
    Thanks for hosting the party. Have a great weekend.
    Annamaria

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  5. Diane,
    Your Clapshot looks like a real comfort food . Thanks for the recipe and thanks for hosting this weekly linky party.

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    1. I think most UK food is comfort food...thanks for coming to the party.

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  6. Your potato dish looks delicious! Thanks for hosting and thanks for featuring my Corn & Cheddar Cakes! Enjoy the weekend. - Nancy On The Home Front

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    1. You are very welcome. Terrific recipe Nancy.

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  7. No Haggis? Really? That was actually my first thought when UK was announced. I laughed and thought, no way on earth that is happening!! Now these mashed potatoes are right up my alley. Adding turnip and carrots gives it so much more flavor. :) Thanks so much for the party. Have a great weekend!

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    1. How about a deep fried Mars bar? I heard that is pretty popular in Scotland.

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  8. Thank you for the recipe Diane!!
    Just perfect for me, and I'm saving the recipe :)
    Have a good weekend and thanks for hosting another party

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  9. I've never had Clapshot, but it sounds very healthy and something my husband would definitely try. Enjoy your time in the UK and thanks for hosting each week.
    Sam

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    1. I never heard of Clapshot either until I started researching UK dishes... it is a great change from mashed potatoes.

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  10. I don't think I could eat Haggis either! Sounds like you had a great time! Thanks so much for the party! :)

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    1. How about a deep fried Mars bar? I could do that one.

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  11. Thanks for hosting another fun party, love the features too...

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  12. Thanks for the party Diane! I wouldn't eat Haggis either but I am dying to go to Scotland!! Have a great weekend! :)

    Sandi @ A New York Foodie

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    1. If you like rugged landscape Scotland is for you. The warmest people... they make up for the rawness of the weather.

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  13. Love your party! I never miss it. If you get a chance, I would really appreciate it if you would stop by our newbie party that starts every Tuesday morning. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Have a great weekend! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. What a great compliment... thank you. I will make a note to stop by on Tuesday.

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  14. Thanks so much for hosting! Linked up my post, "Easy CUCUMBER SALAD”. This salad is crisp, delicious, and very refreshing. Not to mention it's super simple to make... yet tastes gourmet. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do! <3

    http://littleowlcrunchymomma.blogspot.com/2013/08/easy-cucumber-salad.html

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  15. I think I would pass on haggis too. But this mash looks super with all of those root veggies.
    Thank you for the party, Diane!

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  16. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Hi Dianne, So happy that you came by and left a comment . . . It brought me back to your beautiful site.
    Yes, Fine Cooking is also a great magazine!! My aunt hands them down to me on occasion . . . and I treasure those ones too! I must say, the root vegetable mashed potatoes featured above looks amazing! I think I might need to give it a try this week. Thanks so much for sharing!
    Have a wonderful week,
    Suzanne

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  17. Hi Diane, happy Foodie Friday ! Another fabulous FF for everyone. Hope you're going to have a great week ahead dear.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  18. Hi Diane, happy Foodie Friday ! Another fabulous FF for everyone. Hope you're going to have a great week ahead dear.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  19. I'm always looking for something different to serve and I love the idea of your Root Vegetable Mashed Potatoes. They not only sound good but look good also. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Thanks for coming by Kathy... yes, it was a really great break from same old mashed potatoes.

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  20. Mmmm, these mashed potatoes look wonderful. Love that you added root veggies to them. Thank you for sharing with us at Simple Supper Tuesday.

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  21. Thank you for linking this week, Diane!

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  22. I love mixing potatoes and parsnips so I'm going to have to try it with carrots too. Looks so good. Love root vegetables. I could eat them daily!

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    1. I could too.. there is something so comforting about eating mashed vegetables.

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  23. Your Clapshot looks delicious - it's such a classic dish, Diane! (Although I'm going nowhere near Haggis either!) Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

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    1. I wish I knew about years ago... such a nice way to liven up mashed potatoes.

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  24. G'day! Looks delicious! Wish I could try right now!
    Viewed as part of #GetHimFed
    Cheers! Joanne

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  25. I love root veggies and I'm always looking for recipes for turnips because we love them so much! Thanks! Stopping over from Let's Get Real Blog Hop party!

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