*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                  Mashed Potatoes with Leeks ( July 1997)
 
 Recipe By     : Gourmet Magazine  modified by Miriam P. Posvolsky
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Side Dishes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    5      medium        potatoes -- peeled
    2      medium        leeks ( white and pale green parts only ) -- thinly
  sliced
    3      tablespoons   fresh cream
                         salt and white pepper -- to  taste
    2      tablespoons   butter
 
 1. Wash leeks very well in running water. Drain in a colander.
 2 Melt 1 T butter in a saucepan and add leeks. Cook until wilted.
 3. Stir in potatoes.  Cook stirring for 2 minutes.
 4. Season with salt and pepper.
 5. Add 1 cup boiling water and simmer covered until potatoes are almost
 cooked.
 6. Uncover pan and continue cooking until all liquid has evaporated.
 7. Mash potatoes and leek , add 1 T butter and mesh some more, Stir in cream.
 
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 NOTES : You may put cooked potatoes through a ricer.
 
 
 I also fry  chopped onions until they are brown and add them with the oil
 it has been fried to potatoes cooked in their skins then peeled and mashed.
 Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.