Mashed potatoes are a favorite side dish in my home. It’s usually accompanied by my Slow-Cooker Whole Chicken or my kids’ favorite Gluten-Free Fried Fish – but it easily can steal the show of any main dish.
While we do enjoy the dairy version of this recipe (we use ¼ cup raw milk, ¼ cup bone broth and 2 tbsp of grass-fed butter), we make this Paleo version much more. The bone broth is incredibly nourishing and has gut-healing properties. It along with the lard or ghee, add a ton of flavor to this easy dish.
Now before you tell me that white potatoes aren’t Paleo, there are many folks who can tolerate them just fine on a Paleo diet. My family enjoys it without any problems. I do often substitute white potatoes with cauliflower (just cook until soft in lard or ghee) and then prepare like the rest of this recipe (after the potatoes or boiled and drained).
Where to Get Kitchen Pantry Essentials
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- 4 medium to large organic potatoes
- ½ cup bone broth or fresh stock
- 2 tbsp lard (from pastured bacon) or grass-fed ghee
- 2-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste (I prefer Himalayan Pink Salt for added nutritional benefit)
- Scrub potatoes to remove dirt, then cut into 3-inch cubes, leaving skin on.
- In a large pot, boil organic potatoes until soft, about 20 minutes.
- Remove from heat and drain water, leaving potatoes in the pot.
- In a small pan, heat lard or ghee and garlic for 1-2 minutes on medium heat. Add mixture to potatoes.
- Add bone broth, salt and pepper to potatoes. Then use an immersion blender to mash potatoes. I prefer to keep mine chunky.
- Move to a serving dish and enjoy!
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