14 (Tue) September 2010
Bratwurst with Butter Mashed Potatoes
-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Korea-
Surely there’s an adage somewhere about the repulsive effect of knowing what goes into your food, the more you know, the less likely you’re going to want to eat it. I’m not talking about the sausage thing, about how ugly and unsavory the process can be. No, I’m talking about the mashed potatoes thing, about how food often needs to be very very bad in order to be very very good.
Mashed potatoes, just doesn’t work without = butter. And by butter I mean butter. My mashed potatoes also include garlic, olive oil, milk, thyme, black pepper, salt, and on this occasion a handful of button mushrooms – you’d think that’d be plenty of flavor, but no. Butter. It’s all about the butter.