Monday, July 30, 2007

Potatoes with Carrot Tarragon Sauce

Potatoes with Carrot Tarragon Sauce:
2 large potatoes
olive oil
1/2 sweet onion
1 large handful baby carrots
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 Tablespoons Mirin
3 cloves garlic
2 sprigs tarragon
Salt and pepper to taste

Slice the potatoes in round and boil until soft, but not falling apart.
When the potatoes are done, spray cookie sheet with olive oil and place boiled potatoes on sheet and bake about 10-20 minutes at 425 F until lightly browned on both sides.
Saute the onion until caramelized. Deglaze with Mirin.
Add carrots and water and boil until the carrots are very soft. Add garlic last three minutes of cooking.
Blend the carrots, onion, left over water in the pot and 1 sprig of tarragon until pureed.
Spread across a plate and place boiled and baked potatoes on top. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and tarragon.
Serve warm.
This sauce is fun to trick people because they will think it's a cheesy sauce. Really, it's a hearty, lightly sweet and warm carrot sauce.
The sauce would make a great soup with more liquid. This sauce had Mr. Bolsh licking his plate!


laura jesser said...

Anything potatoes sounds good to me! This sauce sounds very creative and fresh and different... nice!

julie hasson said...

Hey Webly!

I'd love to take you up on your offer of testing. Can you send me an email so I can add you to the list?


P.S. Your potatoes look delish!

bazu said...

tarragon is, truly, the king of herbs. or the queen. or both.

Webly said...

thanks guys.
bazu - tarragon is so over looked as an herb. And I must say I would also over-look it was it not given to me in plant form.