Mashed Potatoes with Duxelles

These decadent potatoes are mixed with mushroom duxelles for a satisfying finishing touch.

Ingredients:
1½ pounds fingerling potatoes, washed and scrubbed
½-¾ cup milk
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
¼ cup crème fraîche or sour cream
¾ cup F&L mushroom duxelles
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. In a large pot, bring 2 quarts of water and 1 tablespoon of salt to a boil. Add the potatoes to the boiling water and bring the water back to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer uncovered for 10 to 15 minutes, until the potatoes fall apart easily when pierced with a fork.

2. Meanwhile, heat the milk and butter in a small saucepan, making sure it doesn’t boil. Set aside until the potatoes are done.

3. As soon as the potatoes are tender, drain them in a colander. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and mash with a potato masher or large heavy-duty fork until thoroughly mashed. Stir in the hot milk mixture with a whisk or rubber spatula. Add enough crème fraîche or sour cream to make the potatoes soft and creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste, and mix in the duxelles. Serve immediately, or to keep the potatoes warm, place the bowl over a pan of simmering water for up to 30 minutes.

Home for the Holidays Recipes

‘Tis the season for family and friends to gather around and celebrate the most magical time of year—allow us to lending a helping hand with any soirée you have planned with a bevy of housemade accoutrements ranging from buttery galette dough and Chanterelle duxelles to chicken liver pâté and both candied cranberries and sweet-tart cranberry syrup. Also included in this holiday lineup: Smoked blue cheese, pear vinaigrette and such produce as celery root, Tokyo turnips and fennel. Happy holidays from our family to yours!

Here are some recipe ideas for the week:

Apple-Pear Galette with Smokey Blue Cheese
Slice this beautiful tart into wedges and serve as an appetizer!

Smokey Blue Cheese-Stuffed Pears over Arugula Greens
Topped with spectacular slices of blue cheese stuffed-pear, this salad always wows guests.

Celery Root & Potato Purée
This beautiful side dish is a delightful spin on traditional mashed potatoes.

Sautéed Turnips with Garlic & Greens
Tossed with flavorful garlic, these turnips are incredibly tender thanks to a quick simmer in chicken stock.

Cauliflower Mimosa
Simmered in a combination water and milk bath, this cauliflower dish from Pierre Franey’s Cooking in America is meltingly smooth and incredibly satisfying.

Baked Lady Apples
A true classic, this beautiful dessert is lovely topped with crème fraîche.

Apple Galette with Candied Cranberries
This country-style tart is also topped with a drizzle of our housemade cranberry syrup.

Apple Galette with Candied Cranberries

This country-style tart is also topped with a drizzle of our housemade cranberry syrup.

Ingredients:
Farm & Larder galette dough, chilled
4 apples
½ cup candied cranberries
2 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
F&L cranberry syrup

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 400°. Peel, halve and core the apples and slice into ¼-inch thick pieces. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon.

2. On a lightly floured work surface, roll the pastry into a 12-by-14-inch rectangle and transfer to a large rimmed baking sheet. Decoratively arrange the apple slices over the pastry to within an inch of the edge. Drizzle the honey over apples, then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and dot with the pieces of butter. Scatter the candied cranberries all over the apple mixture. Fold the pastry edge up and over the apples to create a 1-inch border.

3. Bake the galette for about 1 hour, until the pastry is nicely browned and crisp and the apples are tender. Transfer the pan to a rack and let the galette cool. Lightly drizzle with F&L cranberry syrup and serve warm.

Holiday Accoutrements Recipes

It’s almost turkey time—so allow us to lend a helping hand with the big meal next week thanks to a beautiful assortment of housemade accoutrements like our savory mushroom duxelles, silky crème fraîche and buttery galette dough, plus seasonal produce including pearl onions, yams, Yukon Gold potatoes and Winter Luxury pumpkin. Also included: VIP provisions to incorporate into the day’s most classic dishes, from a turkey brining kit and double turkey stock to housemade cranberry sauce. Here’s to a happy holiday—and satisfied stomachs, too!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

How-To: Brine Your Thanksgiving Turkey
Soaking a turkey overnight in a solution of salt and water ensures a moist, juicy tender; beautiful aromatics infuse it with flavor.

How-To: Peel Pearl Onions
Master the art of peeling these petite beauties in just a few simple steps.

Glazed Pearl Onions
The longer these cook, the sweeter and more caramelized they will become.

Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes with Duxelles
These decadent potatoes are mixed with mushroom duxelles for a satisfying finishing touch.

Balsamic-Glazed Root Vegetables
An herb-packed marinade infuses fresh flavor into late fall staples like carrots and parsnips.

Rustic Apple Galette
This country-style tart is topped with cinnamon sugar and a gorgeous honey glaze.

Homemade Pumpkin Purée
Nothing quite beats a pie crafted from homemade pumpkin purée! Substitute this purée in any recipe calling for canned pumpkin.

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