Leek & Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

By: Marge Perry & David Bonom

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups of onion thinly sliced
1 large of leek white and light green part only, halved lengthwise and vertically sliced
7 tablespoons of butter divided
1 teaspoon of sugar
2 pounds of russet potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
2/3 cup of half and half
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper

Directions

  1. Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a Circulon nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, leek, and sugar; cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 14-15 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the potatoes in a large Circulon stockpot with enough cold water to cover by 2-inches. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 14-15 minutes. Drain; return potatoes to the saucepan.
  3. While the potatoes cook, combine the remaining 5 tablespoons butter and half and half in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook until the butter is melted. Pour into the potatoes and mash. Stir in onion mixture, salt, and pepper.