Maria’s Recipes: Root Vegie Mash with Thyme
*Swede, large x 1
*Carrots x 2
*Fresh Thyme x 3 or 4 sprigs
*Oil x 2 tablespoon’s
*Butter x 2 tablespoon’s
*Salt & Pepper to taste
*Pinch of nutmeg
*Optional, ¼ cup of cream
-Peel swede, (peeling carrots are optional, just wash all vegies).
-Cut into similar sized chunks (about 1.5cm).
-Cover with water and bring to a boil with a pinch of salt, then simmer for around 12-15 minutes until soft.
-Pick fresh thyme leaves and discard stems. Heat oil and toast thyme leaves until slightly crispy and fragrant, being careful not to burn. Set aside thyme oil.
-Drain root vegetables and mash with some salt and pepper, butter and optional cream. Stir through thyme oil and pinch of nutmeg.
-Serve with cooked meat or use as a topping on a cottage pie.
Serves 2 or 3 as a side dish