Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions

Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized OnionsAdd an extra touch of flavor to your mashed potatoes with caramelized onions.

Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions
Makes about 10 servings
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 cups chopped onion
  • 6 tablespoons water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons plus ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1¼ teaspoons ground black pepper, divided
  • 5 pounds new potatoes, halved
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream, heated
  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook until browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons water; stir in ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Cover; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and deep golden brown, about 25 minutes, adding remaining 3 tablespoons water, 1 tablespoon at a time, to keep onions from sticking to pan, if needed.
  2. In a large stockpot, add potatoes, 2 teaspoons salt, and water to cover by 2 inches; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain; return potatoes to stockpot. Add butter, warm cream, remaining 2 tablespoons salt, and remaining 1 teaspoon pepper; mash to desired consistency. Gently stir in caramelized onions. Spoon into a serving bowl. Sprinkle with additional salt and pepper.

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