Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs

Serve these flavorful mashed potatoes with Braised Brisket.


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 large onions, finely chopped

  • Coarse salt

  • 2 ½ pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and quartered

  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed


  1. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-low heat. Add onions, season with coarse salt. Cook, stirring frequently, until onions are caramelized, 35 to 40 minutes.

  2. In a medium saucepan, combine potatoes, garlic, and enough water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil; add salt. Cover; reduce heat, and simmer until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup liquid.

  3. Return potatoes and garlic to pan. Add remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil; season with salt. Mash until smooth, adding reserved liquid as needed. Stir in onions, and serve immediately.

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