A while back a friend of mine shared the idea of mashed potatoes with caramelized shallots and sage. I loved the idea of this and thought it would be good, but maybe even better if I added some pancetta to the mix. I decided to make them for a special occasion not too long ago as a side for a Prime Rib roast BD and I did. They really don’t require a whole lot of extra work than regular mashed potatoes and really add an extra nice touch. You could use your own mashed potato recipe, but I’ve included my basic one in this here.
Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Shallots, Sage, and Pancetta
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 medium or 3 small shallots, sliced thin
- 2 tablespoons of minced fresh sage (if using dried use half the amount)
1. Peel potatoes and cut into even sized cubes. Boil in hot water until fork tender. The exact amount of time will depend on the size of the pieces.