Creamy Carrot & Swede Mash | Abel & Cole
Creamy Carrot & Swede Mash
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Hearty, with a dash of luxury. Caramelising carrots and swede builds flavour. Butter and a splash of milk adds richness.
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450 kcal
(per portion)
Ingredients you'll need
  • 1 swede
  • 500g carrots
  • A handful of thyme
  • 150ml full cream milk
  • 50g butter
From your kitchen
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • Sea salt + black pepper
  • 1 ltr hot water
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Peel the swede and chop it into chunks around 2-3cm across. Trim and peel the carrots, then thickly slice them.

  • 2.

    Warm 2 tbsp oil in a large pan, then add the swede and carrots and season with a small pinch of salt and pepper. Fry, stirring every so often, for 5-8 mins till the veg are lightly browned and softened. While the veg fry, fill your kettle and boil it.

  • 3.

    Add half the thyme sprigs to the pan (keep the rest for later). Carefully pour 1 ltr hot water into the pan – it will splutter when you add the water so just add a little to start, then pour in the rest once the pan has calmed down. Cover the pan with a lid, turn up the heat and bring to the boil. Once it’s boiling, turn the heat down and simmer for 15-20 mins, till the veg are tender.

  • 4.

    While the veg simmer, pick the leaves off the remaining thyme sprigs – you can push the sprigs through a fine mesh sieve. The stems will pass through the mesh and the leaves will collect in the bowl.

  • 5.

    When the veg are tender, drain them then tip them back into the pan. Pick out the thyme sprigs and discard them.

  • 6.

    Pop the pan back on a low heat and warm for 1-2 mins, stirring often, to sizzle off any excess water. Pour in 150ml of the milk (keep the rest for your Yorkies) and 50g butter (keep the rest for your other recipes). Keep the pan on the heat and warm the milk for 2-3 mins, stirring often. Take the pan off the heat and use a potato masher to gently mash the carrots and swede together.

  • 7.

    When the mash is smooth, add the remaining thyme leaves. Stir to mix, taste and add more salt or pepper if you think the mash needs it. Spoon the mash into a warm dish and serve.

  • Tip

    Love Your Leftovers
    Leftover carrot & swede mash will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days in a sealed tub. It makes a great instant topping for pies, such as fish pie or a turkey and mushroom pie. Simply make your filling, then spoon the mash over the top and grill. If you don’t have quite enough mash, you could combine it with mashed potatoes.

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