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Piure de cartofi / Mashed potatoes

Rasfoind paginile de blog mi-a fost dat sa vad un articol in care o persoana simpatica, recunostea cu putina amaraciune ca nu poate sa faca piure de cartofi. Initial am zis ca e o gluma insa era cu totul adevarat. Am stat apoi pe ganduri, si incercam sa imi explic cum sa nu poti sa faci piure. Intr-o tara saraca precum Romania unde majoritatea felurilor de mancare gatita contine cartofi gatitul piurelui este pt multe gospodine o rutina plictisitoare care trece neobservata. Cu toate acestea mai sunt unii sau unele care sunt la inceput de drum in bucatarie, si cu riscul de a cadea in banal am zis ca n-ar fi o idee rea sa postez si eu reteta mea de piure de cartofi.

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Asadar, avem nevoie de:

  • 700 gr cartofi
  • 50 ml lapte
  • 2 linguri ulei
  • Sare si piper, sau putin delikat

Va prezint azi reteta rapida de piure. Se curata cartofii de coaja si se taie in cubulete mici. Ii punem la fiert acoperiti bine de apa si dam focul mare ca sa fiarba bine si repede. Incercam cartofii cu o furculita, daca se patrund usor atunci sunt fierti. Cand sunt calzi ii luam cu un spumar din oala si fiecare portie luata se piseaza cu o furculita.

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Cand am pisat toti cartofii adaugam peste ei laptele, uleiul si condimentele. Amestecam bine din exterior spre interior.

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Rezultatul este un piure cu gust adevarat de cartof, bucati de cartof ratacite prin farfurie si o textura catifelata data de lapte.

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Se poate servi ca atare sau ca si garnitura, cum am facut eu, cu chiftele si salata de verdeturi. Pofta mare!

English version:

I was browsing the blog pages few weeks ago and I was given to see an article posted by a nice person who was admitting, with some bitterness, that she can’t cook mashed potatoes. Initially I said it must be a joke but it was true. I then thought, and tried to explain to myself, how can you not cook puree, meaning mashed potatoes? In a poor country like Romania where most cooked dishes contain potatoes for many housewives cooking mashed potatoes is a boring routine that goes unnoticed. However there are some who are just starting out in the kitchen and with the risk of falling into banality I said it would not be a bad idea to post my recipe for mashed potatoes.
Therefore, we need:

  • 700 gr potatoes
  • 50 ml of milk
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Salt and pepper, or some Vegeta.

I present you now the quick recipe for mashed today. Peel off the potatoes and dice them into small cubes. Put them to boiling well covered with water and leave high the heat for them to boil well and quickly. Try the potatoes with a fork; if they break easily then they are boiled. When still warm take them out and mash them with a fork. When all potatoes are mashed add the milk, oil and spices. Stir well from the outside to inside of the bowl. The result is a true taste potato dish, with potato pieces wandering on your plate and a smooth texture given by the milk.

You can serve it as presented or as a garnish, like I did, with my fried meatballs. Enjoy!

6 thoughts on “Piure de cartofi / Mashed potatoes

  1. Pingback: Chiftele / Fried Meatballs | Amintiri din Bucătărie

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