The Potato is so firmly entrenched in our life and diet that it's hard to imagine he appeared on the Russian table relatively recently. In Russia it brought Peter through his "window to Europe". That's just the people it is not immediately accepted. But the wily Emperor, and here found a way: he ordered to plant a field of this overseas root and put them in serious security, but every night to remove it. Further triggered stereotype: if guarding something – so useful. If useful, but not guarded, careful to pick up. In the end, after some time all the fields were completely looted, and Russian for many years loved the taste of potatoes. As a result, today it is prepared in all kinds: boiled, fried, stewed, only that the desserts are not added. Although, there are such recipes.
My husband loves mashed potatoes, so that he believes his top culinary thoughts and ready to eat at least every day. To add to the menu, though some diversity, it is necessary to learn different ways to make gravy for mashed potatoes. Fortunately, potatoes blends wonderfully even with the meat, even with mushrooms and variants - many. Here are some of them.
Gravy to mashed potatoes - mushroom
Mushrooms for her, you can use any mushrooms, chanterelles, mushrooms. So: 200 grams of mushrooms, large onion, a small carrot, a few cloves of garlic, 50 grams of butter (any), 50 grams of cream, 40 grams flour, 200 grams of any broth, 1 tablespoon of ketchup, salt, spices.
To Prepare the mushrooms and cut into pieces, onion crumble, carrot and finely grate. Consistently fry the onions, carrots and mushrooms. Add the broth diluted therein flour, simmer until cooked mushrooms for 5 minutes before the end put the chopped garlic, ketchup and spices.
Gravy to mashed potatoes - pork
Lean Pork 300 grams, two onions, and tomatoes, one zucchini, a tablespoon of tomato paste, broth 250 grams, salt, spices, oil.
Meat washed, cut into slices and fry a little, add the onions, a little fry and pour all the broth. Saute 10 minutes, add the onion and tomato cubes. After about five minutes, put the pasta, spices and simmer another 30 minutes until tender.
Gravy to mashed potatoes - liver
Liver (chicken, pork or beef) 300 grams small onion and carrot, 100 grams of broth, 40-50 grams of flour, salt, spices.
Liver wash, remove all unnecessary, cut into slices and slightly (about 5 minutes) fry. Separately fry the finely chopped onions and carrots, add them to the liver. In the broth to dissolve the flour to the yogurt and pour the liver with vegetables. To extinguish all together until thick, add seasonings and can be served to the table!
Gravy to mashed potatoes - chicken
300 grams of chicken, one onion and the carrots, a Cup of cream, butter, spices, salt.
Fillet cut into small pieces. The onion to cut, carrots to RUB. In a skillet fry the onions, add the carrots, fillet, fry all together another 5 minutes. Add a little water and lightly saute, then pour the cream together and simmer until tender. The gravy should thicken and the meat to become soft, at this point you can already remove from the heat.
How to make gravy for mashed potatoes a vegetable?
This sauce may be suitable for vegetarians, meatless days, or when the man in the shop forgot to buy meat. It happens.
For her, we need: one zucchini, eggplant, carrots, onion, a couple tomatoes, a little celery, greens, garlic, vegetable or olive oil.
All vegetables to prepare and chop carrots on a grater, onion in small cubes, everything else is the same cubes, but bigger. Fry the onion, add the carrots, then everything else, pour a small amount of water or vegetable broth and to extinguish to readiness. A couple of minutes before the end add the chopped garlic and greens.
Gravies, as described today, is quite versatile and is suitable not only to the puree, but to any garnish, making it juicier and adding new nuances of flavor. You can use them to vary the menu by making the dinner festive. Well, the reason you can invent.
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