Potatoes are a favorite food of both adults and children. In the coming holidays, the best solution would be to cook whatever tasty, simple and unusual from all the coveted potatoes. We propose to cook a simple dish using mashed potatoes, which will undoubtedly be a decoration of the festive table ...
In the beginning, you will need to prepare mashed potatoes in the most usual and simple way so that it is very tasty and does not become boring quickly. In a word, you need to prepare a soft and tender puree. - Do you know how? - Yes, it's completely simple: instead of water, you should add milk
Airy mashed potatoes recipe for the New Years
Having previously peeled and washed the potatoes, boil them in salted water until tender. If large vegetables need to be halved for quick cooking.
We drain the water through a colander, pour warm milk for 0.5 kg of potatoes - 150 grams of milk, put 2 tablespoons of butter - this will soften the taste, add a pinch of salt and beat until smooth.
At the exit, the puree should turn out to be noticeably thick, without lumps and resistant to shape formation. If you are unsure of the result, it is better to add milk in portions.
Next, we proceed to cooking Christmas trees with stars on the tops.
Place parchment paper on a baking sheet. Using a pastry bag and a special nozzle, squeeze out the puree in the form of small and elongated cones with pointed tips.
We do all this with the whole mass of mashed potatoes and send them to a preheated oven to 180 degrees and bake for 10-15 minutes until the surface of the mashed potatoes begins to be covered with a light golden brown crust.
In the process, while the mashed potatoes are being prepared, you should prepare sweet pepper stars for our Christmas trees.
Cut the stars out of the pepper as shown in the photo. It is important that the tip of the star that will serve as a support must be substantially long.
When ready, transfer the baked potato Christmas trees from the baking sheet into a separate flat dish and, while hot, put the chopped sweet pepper stars on their tip.
The dish will be an excellent decoration for your New Year's table and Christmas holidays.