If you are looking for Syn Free Mashed Potatoes that taste amazing, then you have come to the right place.
I must admit to not eating mashed potatoes very often with Slimming World, as I have always missed the butter and milk or cream. However after a bit of experimenting I have come up with this recipe for Syn Free Mashed Potato that tastes delicious.
The key to these syn free mashed potatoes is a waxy type potato, don't use floury ones for mash, as it will just taste far too dry. The waxy varieties of potatoes, tend to have a nice buttery flavour to them without the need for butter. Here in Canada I use yukon gold potatoes for mash potatoes, they are a large waxy starchy potato with a lovely golden flesh, that when cooked, taste like butter, so as you can imagine are perfect for this Syn Free Mashed Potato.
Floury potatoes tend to be quite try for mashed potatoes unless adding heaps of butter, milk or cream and of course we can't really do that on Slimming World. Well you can, but not without using lots of syns.
So when choosing a type of potato for this, avoid the starchy varieties and choose a large waxy variety. I believe you can occasionally find Yukon Gold's in the UK, but they are not always available. I believe the Elfe variety of potatoes are the closest variety to a Yukon Gold with a lovely buttery flour perfect for mashing. Available at Morrison's, Ocado and Lidl according to www.mysupermarket.co.uk
Then you need some stock to cook them in, I recommend chicken or vegetable (not beef), and you literally want to just cover the amount of potatoes in the pot, don't over cover them. Cooking in the stock, just adds to the flavour. They are seriously amazing.
Once the potatoes are cooked you can mash with a little bit of the stock until desired consistency and stir in the yoghurt for a taste that resembles soured cream and is just amazing. These are so good I could eat just a bowl of this on it's own.
If you want to vary up these syn free mashed potatoes, you can add some cabbage or kale for colcannon, or spring onion, or even some fresh herbs or garlic and if you have a healthy extra spare, add in some grated cheese for a delicious creamy cheesy syn free mash. So many possibilities.
To mash the potatoes and get them super smooth (no lumps). I use a potato ricer, like this one here:
- 900g/2lbs of potatoes, peeled and cubed - pick a waxy larger variety
- chicken or vegetable stock (broth)
- ½ cup (8 tbs) of fat-free plain yoghurt
- 1 egg
- salt and black pepper
- Place the potatoes in a saucepan
- Just cover with stock
- Bring to a boil and simmer until soft
- Drain, but reserve stock.
- Using a potato ricer or masher, mash the potatoes.
- Add a little bit of the reserved stock at a time, until you have a nice smooth mash potato (approx ½ cup/120mls of the reserved stock in total)
- Add the yoghurt and egg and mix till smooth and creamy
- Season well with salt and black pepper.
Make sure you use a waxy variety of potato for the lovely buttery taste.
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Nutrition InformationServing Size 1 SERVING
Amount Per Serving Calories 177Total Fat 0.1gSaturated Fat 0.1gCholesterol 0.6mgSodium 382.1mgCarbohydrates 37.9gFiber 5.4gSugar 4.7gProtein 6.2g