Came across this weirdly interesting video this morning:
Cover your plate in cheese at this restaurant pic.twitter.com/AEMBnwm70s
— Food Insider (@InsiderFood) September 18, 2019
Aligot is basically cheese and mashed potatoes, but it seems closer to fondue than anything I’m used to. Not sure if this is an extreme preparation of the dish but, all the same, I am…unconvinced.
My favorite version of mashed potatoes follows a recipe by the late Chef Joel Robuchon. It’s basically Yukon Gold potatoes – and an insane amount of butter. Oh, and a touch of milk and salt to taste.
Not all potatoes are created equally, especially when it comes to making a good mash. It’s been my experience that you want to go Yukon or Russet because the starchier yellow or reds tend to yield a pastier consistency.
I’m also not above mixing things up with the occasional dab of mascarpone or chopped green onions. I know some people do crumbled bacon, but I’m not a huge fan. A friend once likened its addition to cheating. Of course it tastes better! It’s bacon!
So, all of you home cooks – I’m curious. What is YOUR secret to a good mash? Creamy or chunky? Butter or olive oil? Cheddar? Garlic and rosemary? Sweet potatoes or yams? Dish!
Three days until we leave for L.A. and I’m already wound up, prepping my pitch and booking my meetings. Akemi (who as far as I can tell, will spend the entirety of the trip at Trader Joe’s while I’m doing my thing), has already started packing. The dogs realize something is up and have been extra needy – and, at times, I’d go so far as to say downright disdainful in their side-eyeing of the suitcase. We’ll be dropping them off with our amazing dog-sitter Saturday night, but I am a little worried. Lulu loves the sleepovers and is fine with other dogs, but she is REALLY having trouble getting around. So much so that she’s having to depend on the wheelchair more and more. Suji, on the other hand, is a little firecracker and exceptionally mobile – but suffers from separation anxiety. Hoping they’ll both behave.
Finally – Wow, this Stargate: Atlantis Greatest Episode Tournament has been full of surprises. Eight episodes will battle it out for the crown and we’re just finalizing our last two wildcard entries. It looks like Siege Part 2 is about to eliminate Grace Under Pressure and Vegas. Vegas! I’d consider that an upset.
— Joseph Mallozzi (@BaronDestructo) September 19, 2019
Tomorrow, meanwhile, three episodes will battle it out for the final wildcard spot in the tournament. It’ll be The Shrine vs Tabula Rasa vs Letters From Pegasus.
Who ya got?