alternative mashed taters?
I am trying to trim down some carbs in our T-day menu and the one thing we can do is make some kind of pureed veggies (cauliflower, parsnip, etc) instead of mashed potatoes.
We have made cauliflower puree before but does anyone have other ideas?
I have made mashed turnips to good reviews. Of course they were also drenched in bacon drippings, so I am not surprised of their popularity.
When making mashed cauliflower, I find that it helps to roast the cauliflower instead of wet cooking them. You end up with a drier puree that has the heft of potatoes without the carbs. I top with crisp garlic to finish.
My mother made a cauliflower and mushroom (portabello, I think) puree a few years ago- it might have been from Cooking Light or South Beach. It was really good, had a hearty rich flavor and did not feel like a low carb side.