Leftover Mashed Potato Supreme
Here's a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes in a very dressy way. No one will complain about leftovers when this dish is set on the table. It works even better for serving leftovers to guests one or even two days later! :) Serve this as a side dish and it will dress up other leftover mains.
olive oil, extra-virgin
white wine vinegar
Preheat the oven to 400 to 450F and/or warm up the broiler.
Warm up the mashed potatoes either in a pot or microwave for a few minutes.
Whip with a fork vigorously or for extra fluffy results beat them with a hand mixer or stand mixer. Add the milk as needed if they are a bit dry.
Using a piping bag with a large star tip or if you don't have a piping bag arrange the whipped potatoes as desired in a broiler safe dish. An oval gratin dish works best and is most classic for presentation at the table.
Bake and/or broil until the potatoes are golden brown on the top. If using the broiler make certain to pay attention and not let them burn!
Meanwhile prepare the drizzle.
In a small sauce-pan gently heat the olive oil over low heat. Add the garlic and let it sweat for several minutes.
Increase the heat to med-low and add the vinegar and capers (if using them) for one or two minutes.
Turn off the heat and the drizzle will keep warm.
Once the potatoes nicely browned, remove from the oven and drizzle the dressing from the saucepan over the top.
Season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with the parsley and serve.