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Is there any more comforting vegetable dish than creamy, rustic style mashed potatoes? If ever there was a dish just perfect as a side for any entrée (or main course) it is creamy, rustic style mashed potatoes. Here is true comfort food that goes well with anything. And if you make rustic style mashed potatoes it couldn’t be easier.
Tasmania is a spectacular place to visit, a great place to hike and the food in Tasmania, is second to none. Pure with a great reputation. That sums up food and drink in Tasmania. You can’t go wrong here. The food is outstanding and most vegetables grow perfectly in Tasmania.
Potatoes might seem a little plain for Tasmania, but trust me Tasmanian potatoes are just perfect, so why not? Tasmania has a gentle climate, just right for the growing of vegetables.
Farm Gate Market, Hobart
As you would expect in Tasmania, there is no shortage of farmer’s markets open to the public. I am not sure whether the prime purpose for going to the farmer’s market is for buying the weekly food and vegetables or whether to taste test all the different stands’ products. But is definitely a very social way to shop.
We had a most pleasant, Sunday morning in Hobart at the Farm Gate Market. This market is on every Sunday in Hobart.
We always start off at a new farmer’s market by purchasing a cup of coffee and perusing the stalls to see what catches our fancy for later shopping. A good way to see what is available before committing. We formulate a plan as to what we want and then we go about the business of shopping.
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With a very temperate climate Tasmania sells a good range of locally produced farm goods. Including all sorts of vegetables, lamb, beef and native meats are also available for purchase.
Specialist stalls sell local jams and chutneys, marinades, honey and lavender products. There is no shortage of food to buy.
It is also a great market to buy pre-prepared foods such as scallops cooked in a variety of ways. Salmon, which has a great reputation for quality in Tasmania, – either smoked or ready to cook. Different pasta and risotto dishes, slow-cooked casserole dishes and many other prepared meals are also available.
Recipe for Easy, Creamy Rustic Style Mashed Potatoes
So in honor of the fabulous vegetable produce of Tasmania, we very humbly present a family favorite, easy, creamy rustic style mashed potatoes made with plenty of butter and milk for extra creaminess. There is nothing particularly special about this dish. It is just a good one to have in your back pocket and is a very economical way for feeding a large group of people.
Serve with spring onions as well as Garlic-roasted asparagus.
If you are looking for other suggestions this recipe is perfect with Roasted Salmon with Lemon and Dill.
And it features as one of the sides in Celebrate Tasmania’s Bounty with this Dinner Party
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- 4 potatoes
- 2 onions, green (spring)
- 4 ozs butter chopped into pieces
- 1/2 cup milk
- salt, ground sea
- black pepper, ground
- Cut the potatoes into small pieces. Diagonally slice the green onions.
- Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Place potatoes in the boiling water. Allow to cook for 15 minutes.
- Strain the potatoes and then place them back into the pot. Use a potato masher to soften the potatoes. Add the butter and milk to taste. Continue to mash until smooth. Taste for seasoning. Top with the sliced, green onions and serve immediately.
Sarah @ Champagne Tastes
This is similar to how I make my mashed potatoes.. but I stir in whole yogurt and feta cheese too! Noms
Sarah, nice touch with yogurt and feta. Cheese is a perfect optional extra and we do add some occasionally ourselves.
Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes? They are a major part of Thanksgiving at our table. Thanks.
And not just in the US but mashed potato is popular in many parts of the world.
Love mashed potatoes and these look great. Would love to visit Tasmania.
Tasmania is a secret that has not quite got out to the rest of the world yet in my opinion. It has everything for the tourist and the foodie.
Debi at Life Currents
Mashed potatoes are my favorite part of the Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!
I love how mashed potatoes just go with everything. Thanks for your comment.
sue | theviewfromgreatisland
These look so creamy I just want to face plant right into that bowl 🙂
Thank you Sue. Creamy, mashed potatoes can be a bit hard to pass up!