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Dec 27, 2012 06:00 AM

Non dairy mashed potatoes

Our traditional New Years Day feast includes mashed potatoes, but one of our regulars can no longer eat dairy. Any suggestions for a substitute?

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  1. I've heard of using avocado as a replacement for dairy in mashed potatoes.

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    1. re: cresyd

      That's a fascinating idea, and they would be so pretty, too.

      1. re: cresyd

        will taste great, but your potatoes will be a bit grey-ish...

      2. I don't use dairy. My recipe uses carmelized onions, mustard, and some potato cooking liquid. Let me know if you'd like me to post details

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        1. re: cheesecake17

          Potato water! Of course! With garlic carmelized in olive oil, and a little chopped scallion garnish. Thanks for the tip.

          1. re: sheiladeedee

            And definitely add all that olive oil in which you sauteed the garlic!

            1. re: Violatp

              Definitely. I'm getting excited... My friend is so glum about having to eat different foods from the rest of us, this will help and be delicious for all of us.

              1. re: sheiladeedee

                Is it a vegan/vegetarian thing? Or just a dairy thing? Cause a little sprinkle of crisp bacon bits wouldn't be something to which I'd say no... :-D

            2. re: sheiladeedee

              Bay leaf is good with the garlic in the cooking liquid.

          2. Olive oil an vegetable broth is my typical approach. Easy, flavorful, and always on hand.

            1. We almost always use olive oil to taste and enough of the the water that we boiled the potatoes in to make them adequately moist, along with salt and pepper.

              1. chicken broth, garlic sauteed i olive oil, including the oil.

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                1. re: magiesmom

                  Chicken broth and garlic for us, too...