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Franky Z’s Cure for the Same Ol’ Thanksgiving Flair

June 14, 2010 by admin  
Filed under American Cuisine

These tips from Facebook Family Member, Frank. Z are simple ways to make the most of your Thanksgiving potato endeavors!


Whatever your favorite recipe is, kick it up with this:

To enough raisins to your liking along and splash a good amount of dark rum over the potatoes.  You can do this at the start or about 1/3 of the way through your baking.  Rum has a natural sweetness to it and combined with the raisins makes an amazing KICK UP from your regular sweet potatoes!!


Boil your favorite potatoes for mashing.  I prefer russets.  Add your salt to the water when boiling.  It will better season your taters the way you salt the water for pasta.  DO a quick hand mashing to get them going in a large bowl.

In a saucepan, melt at least one stick of butter for every 5 pounds of potatoes.  For every stick of butter add in about 3/4 cup of WHOLE milk.. and I’d even kick in a little half/half. once the liquid is hot enough to have melted the butter, starte pouring it into the mashed potatoes.  THen, with an hand mixer, start whipping them.  At this point I toss in about 5 cloves of chopped garlic that i’ve sauteeed in about 1/4 cup olive oil.  WHip all this up, spread it into a large baking dish, dot with butter, bake at 340f till it gets nice and bubble on the sides and the top starts to brown.  LIGHT, HOT and FLUFFY!!!!


Instead of throwing away your apple cores and skins this harvest season, put them in a saucepan, cover them with water, and toss in 2-3 cinnamon sticks.  Let it simmer on low.  it’s the BEST aromatic you can get this time of year!  As it simmers, you get an incredible aroma of apple pie all over the house as it creates a feeling of hominess!  Just keep adding water and peels over the days as the water lowers.

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