MASHED POTATOES WITH CARAMELIZED ONION
-6 large baking potatoes peeled, cut crosswise into thirds (about 4 1/2 pounds)
-1 garlic clove minced very finely
-1 large onion, peeled, cut in half crosswise, cut in thin slices
-7 tablespoons García de la Cruz Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
– Boil potatoes over medium-high heat in a pot until potatoes are tender when pierced with fork, about 40 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 1/2 cups potato cooking liquid.
-Return potatoes to dry pot. Stir over medium heat until any excess liquid evaporates.
-Add 4 tablespoons García de la Cruz Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and mash until almost smooth. Mix in enough potato cooking liquid as needed to moisten. Stir in caramelized onions. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
To caramelize onions:
-Add 3 tablespoons of García de la Cruz Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil to a saucepan and add onions. Saute over medium-high heat until onions are starting to caramelize 10-12 minutes.
-Add the garlic for the last minute of cooking. If you like your onions darker, saute them slightly longer (or if you like them lighter, diminish the saute time).